Protecting God's Children - Safe Environment

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is committed to the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program, Protecting God’s Children.  This program helps keep our parish family protected as we participate in the various school, sports and parish life activities within our community.  The purpose of the Safe Environment Program is to create and maintain a safe environment for all God’s children.  All employees, volunteers, religious, priests, and deacons who work with or near children and vulnerable adults must be compliant with the Safe Environment Program of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

If you are interested in volunteering at IHM, please visit this site,, to access all necessary forms and to register for a Protecting God’s Children workshop before you begin your volunteering. 

Any questions please contact Karen Wappelhorst, Safe Environment Coordinator, at


Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline