Healing for Victims-Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The mission of the Archdiocesan Office of Assistance Ministry 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.

You can learn more by visiting the Office of Assistance Ministry on the Archdiocesan website, www.archchicago.org, or contact:

Office of Assistance Ministry
Archdiocese of Chicago
Post Office Box 1979
Chicago, IL 60690-197932
312-751-8307 (fax)

Workshop for Family and Friends of Victims-Survivors

When someone we care about is dealing with the impact of childhood sexual abuse, many of us feel at a loss for what to say or do. If you would like to learn how to respond to the victims-survivor, while still caring for yourself, the Office of Assistance Ministry invites you to attend a free, half-day workshop. Kathleen Leggdas, LCSW, will lead the program on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking will be free.

For more information and to register for one of these dates, call Kathleen at 312-534-5268.

Healing, Learning & Growing Newsletter

This newsletter is intended to provide victims-survivors of sexual abuse and their families with updates on services and initiatives of the Office of Assistance Ministry.

You can view  Healing, Learning & Growing online or if you wish to receive the newsletter via email, please provide your email address to  Ruth Robinson, BSW, Assistant Director, Office of Assistance Ministry, , or Thomas P. Tharayil, LCSW, BCD, Director, .


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