If you would like to volunteer for Saint Clement Parish, and will work with children, there are specific requirements that must be met in order to do so: Visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website for more information and forms:
Protecting God's Children
Call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
Contact Leah McCluskey, Director of the Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review at 1-800-994-6200 or 312-534-5205.
You may also send written correspondence to:
Leah McCluskey, MSW, LSW, Director
Office for Child Abuse Investigations & Review
Archdiocese of Chicago
Post Office Box 1979
Chicago, Illinois 60690-1979
If you are a victim of sexual abuse by any Archdiocese of Chicago personnel including clergy, the Office for Assistance Ministry would like to help you on your healing journey. Their mission is to provide pastoral care, support, and resources to victims-survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones in their efforts to achieve psychological, emotional, and spiritual healing.
For more information about the Office of Assistance Ministry, visit the offices' page on the Archdiocesan website.
Click the play button below to listen to a statement from Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., made on May 30, 2010, the Feast of the Most Blessed Trinity. Cardinal George is responding to the sexual abuse reports, the Archdiocese's healing garden, and it instituted training for adults to watch for signs of abuse in children. Further resources from the Archdiocese.