Protecting God's Children

Victim Assistance

Providing counseling to victims of abuse is a top priority outlined in the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The charter calls on every diocese to reach out to victims and demonstrate a sincere commitment to their spiritual and emotional well-being.

To answer this call for counseling and other dire social service needs, the Archdiocese of Detroit supports the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. The agency provides services throughout Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties.


Children's Advocacy Centers

Children’s Advocacy Centers provide an array of compassionate, professional, trauma-informed services to children and their families: There are several Child Advocacy Centers in the State of Michigan. Visit the Michigan Chapter to find the CAC near you.

You may be their only voice, report abuse and neglect

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

Read more about the law from the state of Michigan:

Reporting Abuse

To learn how to make a report, visit www.aod.org/ReportAbuse to view the step-by-step process

Read Sexual Abuse of Minors Policy
2002 County Prosecutors Agreement

Helplines

Darkness to Light Helpline

1-866-FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444)

Childhelp: USA National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Michigan Chapter of National Children’s Alliance

1-800-936-3349

Stop It Now!

1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)