For so long, survivors of clergy sexual abuse have been left with more questions than answers. We believe in sharing history, context and information which supports healing, and have provided links below.

Journey to Bethany works in partnership with the Office of Child and Youth Protection in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. The office’s Victim Assistance Coordinator provides care to survivors and their families as they travel through the journey of healing.

If you need to talk with someone, contact Whitney True-Francis, Victim Assistance Coordinator, 816-392-0011.

Diocese Vision
‘One Family:
Restored in Christ,
Equipped for Mission’


To report sexual abuse and suspicious behavior involving minors and vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, please contact civil authorities as well as the Diocese’ independent Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, at (816) 812-2500. Click for additional information.

To report an incident of sexual misconduct involving a bishop of the United States and/or a bishop’s interference in a sexual abuse investigation, please contact the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service (CBAR) at or call 1 (800) 276-1562.

Interested in supporting our efforts? We welcome your engagement. For more information on ways to volunteer and get involved, please contact us here.