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Support for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

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!

A Message from Bishop Mark

County-by-County Agencies and Support Services

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.

Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown - PCAR Partnership

What is PCAR? What Are Victim Services?

Coming Forward as a Survivor of Sexual Abuse

Advice for Significant Others of Sexual Abuse and Rape Survivors

What Happens When a Victim Calls Victim Services

When a Child Dicloses Abuse


Engaging New Voices in Ending Sexual Violence

I'm a Survivor...What Are My Options?

The Untold Cost of Rape

Building Healthy Relationships with our Youth

Disclosing Sexual Assault -- Unique Barriers to Men

Helping Children Understand Consent

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