The Safety and Protection of God's Children
If you are ever concerned about the safety and protection of a child, you should always call local authorities FIRST and the church second.
Emergency Hotlines and Links
National Sexual Assault Hotline- 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Text Crisis Line- Text 4hope to 741741
Tweet the Lifeline (Twitter)- @800273TALK
Diocese of Cleveland Contacts and Links
To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers, or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service at: (216) 334-2999 or Response_services@Dioceseofcleveland.Org.
To read the October, 2018 Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Nelson Perez, click HERE
To read common Questions and Answers on the Diocesan Response to clergy sexual abuse, click HERE
For more information on the Diocese of Cleveland's policies and procedures regarding the safety of our children, click HERE.