the OFfice of victim Assistance
The Arlington Diocese seeks to make hope and healing available to all who have been victimized by abuse and violence, helping each unique person move from victim to survivor to one who thrives with grace. With the assistance of the powerful testimonies of those who have survived child sexual abuse by priests, employees of the Church or other adults, we welcome all to come and integrate faith for full healing and abundant life.
Hear Bishop Paul S. Loverde's words of welcome and hope to you. more >
Bishop Paul S. Loverde,
BiShop of Arlington
"Words are never enough but sometimes, words are all we have, or, at least sometimes we must begin with words. The first words I wish to speak tonight are to victims and their families." more >
If you wish to assist victims/survivors of sexual abuse, please send a check payable to Catholic Diocese of Arlington Victim Assistance and mail to:
Diocese of Arlington
P.O. Box 1960
Merrifield, VA 22116-1960
Victim Assistance Coordinators
"Welcome to the Victim Assistance website for the Diocese of Arlington. In June 2002, the Bishops of the Catholic Church met in Dallas and approved the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People." more >
For more information, visit the staff page.
If you are a victim of child sexual abuse or someone who knows a victim of child sexual abuse, please bring your questions and concerns to one of our services / gatherings or call our Victim Assistance Coordinators.