The Melbourne Response assists people who have been abused sexually, physically or emotionally.
Complaints of sexual and other abuse by priests, religious and lay persons under the control of the Archbishop of Melbourne are made to and investigated by the Independent Commissioner. Mr Jeff Gleeson QC is the Independent Commissioner.
Anyone with complaints of abuse by priests, religious and lay persons under the control of the Archbishop of Melbourne is asked to call (03) 9225 6422 and you will be referred to Mr Gleeson.
Counselling and Support
Free counselling and professional support is available through Carelink, led by the Carelink Director, Ms Stephanie McShane, for those who have received compensation through Melbourne Response.
Carelink website: http://carelink.melbourne
Carelink is located at Suite 20, Level 5, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002 Telephone: 1300 810 957
Redress of up to $150,000 is available through the Assessment Panel.
The Chair of the Assessment Panel is the Hon. David Ashley AM.
Spiritual support and guidance is available to individuals and at a parish level by contacting the Vicar General at the Offices of the Archdiocese on (03) 9926 5677.
Anyone with complaints relating to other parts of the Church should contact “Towards Healing” on 1800 816 030