“Let the church always be a place of mercy and hope where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven.”
Front of Our Savior Church with words Welcome Home, Home of the Trojan Catholic Family

Student Support & Advocacy Resources

See Something. Say Something. Do Something.

USC Caruso Catholic Center joins in supporting members of the university community and helping those who feel distressed or struggling in any way. If you or someone you know (student, colleague, or co-worker) is expressing signs of distress, please contact:

  • USC Support and Advocacy: (213) 821-4710

  • USC OED | Office of Title IX: (213) 740-5086

  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles Victims Assistance Ministry: (800) 355-2545. This toll-free number is for reporting suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse within our schools, parishes, and ministries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

In an ever-shifting social and economic climate, USC Caruso Catholic Center remains focused on the gospel of Jesus Christ, and commit to carrying this message, serving our students so that they may come to understand God’s care for them, especially in moments of darkness, self-doubt, and confusion. It is by his grace that we are able to continue Christ’s message of hope, extending love, and practical support to the Catholic Trojan family and beyond.

If you are seeking one-to-one pastoral care or someone to pray with and for you, please call (213) 516-3959. A campus minister will return your call within 24 hours to set up an appointment.

Safeguard the Children

The Office Victims Assistance Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was created in April 2002 to respond to allegations of past or current sexual abuse by anyone working or volunteering for the Archdiocese- clergy, religious or lay persons. The office is charged with creating a safe and compassionate environment in which victim -survivors can come forward and receive counseling and other assistance in the healing process. The office is also charged with ensuring that allegations of sexual abuse are reported to the appropriate civil authorities. For information please visit the Safeguard the Children website.

Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

We adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by the Bishops of the United States in June 2002. This important document contains the Essential Norms which are the Church’s response to child sexual abuse and the foundation for a concrete plan to proactively prevent child sexual abuse.

" Did You Know..." Bulletins

Raising kind children is hard work, but critical to their success as strong Catholic adults. Parents can model caring and kindness in the home, doing charity work, volunteering, helping friends and family. Get your children involved with your efforts and encourage them to make their own acts of kindness. Recognize and praise kindness when you see it, but without rewarding it as “extra special” behavior. Making kindness a part of your everyday family life will help your children build habits that grow over time. For additional bulletins, please visit the LA Catholics Did You Know website.