Diocese of Arlington Resources
Learn how to report sexual abuse via the Diocese of Arlington — reporting forms are available in Akan, Eritrean, English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
How to Report Abuse
- If an emergency, call 911
- Fairfax County Police: (703) 691-2131
- Loudoun County Police: (703) 777-1021
- Arlington County: Police: (703) 558-2222
- Fairfax County Child Protective Services Hotline: (703) 324-7400
- Virginia Child & Adult Protective Services: (800) 552-7096 or (703) 228-1500
- Diocese of Arlington Office of Victim Assistance: Dr. Frank Moncher, (703) 841-2530, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Victim’s Assistance for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Kate McCauley, LCSW, (571) 766-6840, email@example.com
Virtual Victim/Survivor Support Group
For those who have experienced sexual abuse by clergy or others as a child or vulnerable adult
This is an independent, volunteer-based peer support group (not a therapy group) facilitated by Angie Boggs and is open to anyone who participates in a faith community and anyone who does not.
Angie is a Catholic laywoman and circle keeper. She is a bioethicist and board-certified chaplain experienced in addressing secondary traumatic distress and moral distress in a large health system. Angie is a participant in the STAR (strategies for trauma awareness and resilience) program at Eastern Mennonite University and a participant in a survivor support group sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Angie is a member of the St. John Neumann parish ACTION group committed to advocacy and reform.
If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All emails and group participation and discussions are held in confidence.
Other Virtual Victim/Survivor Support Groups
- Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis–sponsored support groups, facilitated by Paula Kaempffer, outreach coordinator for restorative justice and abuse prevention: archspm.org/restorative-justice-groups
- Two independent support groups, facilitated by Jim Richter, M.D., based in the Twin Cities area
- “All Are Welcome Survivors Meeting”, third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. Central Time
- “Men’s Group”, fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. Central Time
- Awake Milwaukee (contact Sara Larson): awakemilwaukee.org/for-survivors
- Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): snapnetwork.org/snap_locations
- Maria Goretti Network: mgoretti.org/chapter
- In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Tom Tharayil serves as a resource to victims/survivors; learn more about how the archdiocese is keeping children and youth safe during the COVID-19 pandemic