Safe Environment

Promise to Protect. Pledge to Heal.

Your local Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to help you or anyone who has been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church. We will listen to your needs and support you. We will help you make a formal complaint and arrange a personal meeting with the bishop, or his delegate if desired. We encourage you to come forward and speak out.

The Victim Assistance Coordinator in our diocese is:
Louisa Storen, LISW, LMFT
843-856-0748 or 800-921-8122

Promise to Protect. Pledge to Heal.

Your local Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to help you or anyone who has been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church. We will listen to your needs and support you. We will help you make a formal complaint and arrange a personal meeting with the bishop, or his delegate if desired. We encourage you to come forward and speak out.

The Victim Assistance Coordinator in our diocese is:
Louisa Storen, LISW, LMFT
843-856-0748 or 800-921-8122

How to Report an Allegation

If you suspect abuse has occurred within a family

  • Contact the Department of Social Services within the county you suspect the abuse took place.
  • Contact the Diocese at 843-261-0430, to report status.

If you suspect an abuse has occurred that involved diocesan personnel (priests, deacons, teachers, employees or volunteers)

  • Contact the police department, you suspect the abuse occurred, immediately.
  • Call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 843-856-0748 or 800-921-8122

YOUR ROLE IS TO REPORT

THERE IS TO BE NO INVESTIGATION BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE AT THE PARISH/SCHOOL

The Victim Assistance Coordinator can assist individuals in presenting their allegations to the Department of Social Services, the police, and the Diocese of Charleston.
For assistance, contact our Victim Assistance Coordinator:
Louisa Storen, LISW, LMFT
843-856-0748 or 800-921-8122

Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

Promise to Protect. Pledge to Heal.

by providing Compassion, Support, and Resources for those affected by sexual abuse by a Priest, Deacon, or lay person working with the Diocese of Charleston.