Protecting God's Children

Safe Environment Program at St. James

St. James Parish is committed to ensuring a safe environment for our children and for upholding the "National Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People" as established by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops.

All adults who work with children must:

  • Take the online Safe Have course
  • Be screened by Law Enforcement
  • Adhere to the Diocese Of Charleston Code of Conduct
  • Read and sign the Diocese Of Charleston Sexual Abuse Policy and Procedures

For information on how to report an allegation of abuse, visit the website for the Diocese Of Charleston.

Reporting an allegation:

  • If you have been abused by a priest or other church personnel, please contact the law enforcement officials where the abuse occurred.

The Victim Assistance Minister can assist individuals in presenting their allegations to the Office of the Vicar General and provide pastoral resources. For assistance Contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator, Louisa Storen, LISW, (843) 856-0748 or 1-800-921-8122

The Parish Safe Environment Coordinator is Taylor Monahan. We encourage you to be aware of our parish program, feel free to suggest improvements and report any concerns you might have.

View Our Volunteer and Staff Code of Conduct.


  • Individual spiritual direction under the guidance of approved, trained spiritual directors.

  • Individual counseling, on a time limited basis, that provides therapeutic support to complement other efforts toward healing and wholeness.

  • Professional Resource Identification: assistance in one's search for other professional resources that one's individual circumstances require in their journey to wholeness.

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Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, heal your people's wounds and transform our brokenness. Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace, so that we may act with justice and find peace in you.

from a Prayer for Healing Copyright © 2004, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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