Contact Us

Church Location

519 N. 10th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 232-7763

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combating sexual abuse in the Church.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:

1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at   1-800-392-3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and

2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and  

3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, at 816-812-2500 or crayon@ombudsmankcsj.org, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families.  Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain, at 816-392-0011 orchastain@diocesekcsj.org for more information.