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Youth Protection

Garber House and Berkland Foundation, the charitable organization that supports Garber House, are dedicated to providing a safe educational environment for those who participate in its activities, especially all minors. Garber House and Berkland Foundation do not tolerate any sexual or physical abuse on the part of staff, volunteers, or participants, including behavior that is objectively intimidating, physically or verbally. Also, staff and volunteers do not provide any illegal substances to the students nor permit their use. Every adult staff or volunteer of Garber House and Berkland Foundation activities submits to a background check and commits to follow a set of behavioral guidelines (here).

Garber House and Berkland Foundation take allegations of abuse of minors seriously. If you are aware of any abusive behavior please report it immediately to the Director of Garber House. The Director of Garber House in conjunction with Garber House's board will promptly investigate and resolve any such complaints or reports. When necessary the Director will inform the Directors of the Prelature of Opus Dei. Please click here for Garber House's policy and procedures for responding to allegations of abuse of minors.

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