Safe Environment

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COMMITMENT to Safety

Here at Prince of Peace, we are committed to providing a safe environment and doing everything we can to ensure a safe and transparent experience for our parishioners and guests.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please let us know

Safe Haven

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ongoing training

“Safe Haven-It’s Up to You” is the program selected by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to educate clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children and youth about child sexual abuse and the ways to create a safe environment for children. The online sessions trains adults to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately.

For questions about “Safe Haven-It’s Up to You” in English, please contact Blanca Soto at bsoto@pophouston.org or (281) 469-2686 ext 321.

For questions about “Safe Haven-It’s Up to You” in Spanish, please contact Evely Celis at ecelis@pophouston.org or (281) 469-2686 ext 381. 


FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions that are not answered below. Please let us know.  


What should I do if I suspect abuse?

All staff, clergy, ministry leaders, and parishioners are instructed to contact local civil authorities if they suspect any sort of abuse before contacting someone at the Prince of Peace or the Archdiocese.


Is there mandatory training?

All volunteers, staff, and clergy over the age of 18 must be trained through the “Safe Haven-It’s Up to You” program before working or volunteering with minors and vulnerable adults. Retraining is required every five years, as well.


Are employees background checked?

Yes, all employees and clergy of the parish are background checked before employment by Prince of Peace Catholic Community.