|Protecting Children & Youth|
Our parish follows the policies and procedures established by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth, a department of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Together we share knowledge about child protection with educational institutions, other religious denominations, and agencies to make a difference in the lives of children and society at large.
Anyone suspecting abuse or neglect of a child should immediately contact the DCFS hotline at 800-25ABUSE (800.252.2373). More information is also provided in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth created by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB.)
Parents and caregivers of children and vulnerable adults are encouraged to consult prevention resources at the Children Matter Network.