As both a resource and a mission, Protect and Heal has been established by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY).

Since 2003, the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth has trained more than 160,000 priests, deacons, religious, lay employees and volunteers to recognize and prevent abuse as well as teaching more than 200,000 children to protect themselves from sexual predators. The OPCY has done this in more than 3,000 training sessions, conducted by 280 facilitators.

The OPCY provides a range of services, including but not limited to the following:

We encourage you to learn more about the OPCY and what we do by watching the videos below.

Contact Us

To learn more, visit the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY) website or call 312-534-5254.

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

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