Victim Assistance

Office Mission:

To provide a confidential response to complaints of sexual abuse by clergy, religious, lay personnel, and volunteers in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
To provide a vehicle to address sexual abuse issues and create public awareness in relation to abuse and to promote safe, healthy communities of faith.

Under the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Teresa Schmit serves as the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, assisting in the immediate pastoral care of persons who claim to have been sexually abused as minors by clergy or other church personnel. The Victim Assistance Coordinator services are confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In the Event of an Emergency, Call 911

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services/
Child & Family Services Division

(800) 820-5437

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Teresa Schmit

Confidential Email
Confidential Phone
(406) 750-2373