Protecting Children Safe Environments

Report Sexual Abuse

You may be their only voice, report abuse and neglect
Read Sexual Abuse of Minors Policy

Speak up about abuse and neglect. Call 855-444-3911 any time day or night. This new toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult to the Michigan Department of Human Services.

The following may be indicators that someone is being abused or neglected:

  • Children: Sudden changes in behavior or school performance; medical conditions go untreated; lacks adult supervision; overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn behavior; does not want to go home; dehydration or malnutrition.
  • Adults: Sudden changes in physical behavioral or financial status of elderly or someone with a developmental disability; left in front of a TV all day; dehydration or malnutrition.

Contact the Archdiocese of Detroit
The Archdiocese of Detroit is committed to the needs of victims of sexual abuse. When a report of abuse is made we work hard to respond as quickly as possible. To report sexual abuse of a minor to the archdiocese involving Catholic clergy or church personnel please use one of the following contacts.

By phone

Margaret Huggard
Victim Assistance Coordinator

By mail

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Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin
Archbishop's Delegate
Archdiocese of Detroit
12 State Street
Detroit, MI 48226-1823

Mandated Reporters

The Michigan Child Protection Law outlines the process for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect to the state Department of Human Services. Some are required by law to report such cases of abuse, including:

Physicians Psychologists Social Workers
Clergy Teachers Counselors

Read more about the law in these resources from the state of Michigan: