To Volunteer at Holy Family Parish or School you are required to complete the Volunteer Background Check Packet and return it to the Parish Office. Please allow 2 weeks for processing once you return the completed packet to the parish office. All clearances must be obtained prior to volunteering.
Please view the Diocesan Code of Conduct and Sexual Abuse Policy here before signing off on the acknowledgement pages in the packet. These documents can be found at the links below.
The Diocese of Allentown uses vigilance, education and prevention, coupled with swift and decisive action in the event of an accusation, to prevent abuse and keep children safe. We are governed by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, put in place by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
To view the Diocesan site for Youth Protection please visit: https://www.allentowndiocese.org/youth-protection
To view Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People visit: https://www.usccb.org/offices/child-and-youth-protection/charter-protection-children-and-young-people
A Victim Assistance Coordinator helps victims and survivors of abuse with compassion, respect and dignity. The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Allentown is Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A., NCC, LPC. To contact the Victim Assistance Coordintor or the Secretary for Youth Protection please use this contact information:
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator
Wendy S. Krisak, MA, NCC, LPC
Direct (800) 791-9209
Secretary for Youth Protection
Pamela Russo, MSW, MS
(610) 871-5200, Ext. 2204
Safe Environment Coordinators at every school and parish oversee compliance with the many programs designed to create the safest environment for minors. The Safe Environment Coordinator for Holy Family Parish and School is: Florinda Meli. She can be contacted at: (610) 759-0870 or [email protected]