Protecting Children

Glenmary Home Missioners is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all children who interact with its members and are involved in its ministries. We have put in place clear standards of conduct for all members as well as procedures for investigating and reporting any allegations of abuse or misconduct to the appropriate civil authorities.

The policies and procedures implemented by Glenmary Home Missioners are accredited by Praesidium, Inc., a national organization that works with religious and other institutions to establish and maintain rigorous standards for protecting children and vulnerable adults. Praesidium provides consultation, risk management, assessment, policy development, and training materials for use in preventing sexual misconduct and responding to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Anyone who believes he or she has been abused by a member of Glenmary Home Missioners is encouraged to contact both Glenmary's President at 513-881-7448 and appropriate authorities. Glenmary promises full cooperation with the civil authorities in the reporting and investigation of such allegations.

We recognize that abuse of any kind causes lasting pain and damage for the abused and their families as well as the larger Catholic and Glenmary communities. We continue to offer compassion, prayers and support for all survivors of abuse and strive to make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated.