The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is partnering with state and local agencies to offer support to survivors of sexual abuse. Resources and educational information will be featured regularly in the Diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Register, and on the Diocesan television ministry, Proclaim!
Bishop Mark Bartchak and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are are firmly committed to protecting children and young people. If you have any information concerning suspected sexual or other abuse of minors, you are urged to report it immediately. Click here for more information.
Coming Forward as a Survivor of Sexual Abuse
By Beth Birch of The Abuse Network, Inc. of Huntington, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties
Advice for Significant Others of Sexual Abuse and Rape Survivors
By Meghan Mausteller of Clinton County Women’s Center
What happens when a victim calls Victim Services?
By Felicia Robinson of Family Services Incorporated in Blair County
When a Child Discloses Abuse
By Ann Ard of Centre County Women’s Resource Center