Adult victims of child abuse can still report crimes and seek help
There are options for adults who were victims of sexual abuse as a child to seek help.
With the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend releasing a list of 18 priests and deacons found credibly accused of sexual assault, child abuse specialists say oftentimes more victims will come forward.
If you were sexually abused as a child by a member of the clergy, any of these organizations will take your report and/or point you in the right direction for making a report and seeking treatment, should you choose it.
To report child abuse call:
Indiana Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-800-5556
South Bend Police (574) 235-9201
St. Joseph County Police (574) 235-9611
Marshall County Police (574) 936-3187
Kosciusko County Police (574)267-5667
La Porte County Police (219) 362-9446
Elkhart County Police(574) 533-4151
To seek help if you are a victim call:
Prevent Child Abuse St. Joseph County (574) 234-5437
Family Justice Center (574) 234-6900
St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit (574) 235-7818
Diocese FWSB Victim’s Advocacy(260) 399-1458
You can also report abuse by clicking here.