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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!

Message from Bishop Mark

County-by-County Contact Information for Survivor Support Agencies

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-PCAR Partnership    

What is PCAR? What are victim services?

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