Victim Assistance Ministry

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Assistance for those affected by the sexual misconduct of a priest,  deacon, or other minister, employee, or volunteer for the  Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of  St. Nicholas in Chicago. 

Ministry-related sexual misconduct refers to three related forms of  misconduct:
*Sexual abuse – sexual conduct  between a church leader and a minor or vulnerable adult.
*Sexual exploitation – sexual contact  between a church leader and a person  who is
 receiving pastoral care from  the church leader.
*Sexual harassment – unwanted  sexual conduct or language between co-workers in
 the church work setting.
We will help you obtain  support by providing . . .
*Referral to our Victim Assistance Program
*Assistance in seeking  counseling through individual therapy and /or support
*Spiritual and emotional  counseling
*Assistance for healing within your family and for those who care about you
*Promotion of spiritual and emotional healing for the  parish family
How to Report an Allegation:

To report an allegation of abuse

to the Civil Authorities

contact your local:


Department of Children &

Family Services (D.C.F.S.)


County State’s Attorney


To report an allegation of abuse

to the Eparchy of St. Nicholas:




Subdeacon Petro Rudka, Director

The Office for the

Protection of Children and Youth


(773) 276 - 5080



Write to:

Very Reverend Richard Janowicz

Eparchial Administrator


Send your letter to:


2245 West Rice Street

Chicago, IL 60622


 Mark it

“Personal and Confidential”

We want to listen to your story.

We want to address the hurt that may have occurred when pastoral care was exercised improperly. 

We encourage you to share your story.

We recognize that bringing a misconduct complaint to the Eparchy can be a frightening consideration.

We want to help you in this process.

We will proceed at the pace you set, respecting your need to determine when, how and where you wish to speak.

We are very sorry for the pain you have experienced.

Victim Assistance Ministry Brochure (Letter Size) in PDF35.68 KB

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