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Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

The Diocese of Richmond Victim Assistance Coordinator is available for outreach to help anyone who has been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church.

The Diocese is genuinely concerned for all victims of abuse and their families. If now or at any time in the past a priest, deacon or other person representing the Church has abused you, you are urged to first contact the civil authorities. Please find applicable reporting information on our Reporting Page. Then contact the Diocese of Richmond Victim Assistance Coordinator via email at, by phone via the confidential Victim Assistance Reporting Line at 1-877-887-9603 or by written correspondence to the Director of Safe Environment c/o Catholic Diocese of Richmond 7800 Carousel Lane Richmond, VA 23294.

Victim Assistance policies and procedures are outlined in the brochure below.

Victims Assistance Brochure


The Way: A Healing Retreat for Survivors of Abuse

As the Church continues to minister to all survivors of abuse, the Archdiocese of Washington is sponsoring retreats for survivors. The Archdiocese will offer a men’s retreat on October 11-13, 2019, and a women’s retreat on November 15-17, 2019 and April 3-5,2020 for survivors. These retreats are an occasion for survivors to reflect on God’s plan for their lives and for healing through prayer and the sacraments. For more information and to register go to or call Deborah McDonald at 301-853-4466.


Resources for Victim Survivors: