Concerns related to victimization may include: needing additional support, help solidifying in-home care, looking for respite support for caregiver, trouble finding an in-home health aide.
AAFSC works across four priorities—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. Through our wrap-around social services, AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification by connecting community members to health and food access, mental health counseling, and legal services. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives through ESOL classes, civics lessons, caregiver support, and youth enrichment activities. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by equipping families with the tools to succeed, offering case management services to victims of violence and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. AAFSC also communicates the needs of the marginalized to partners and policymakers.
The Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf is a multi-disciplinary organization providing for the prevention, investigation, treatment and evaluation for cases of child sexual abuse and physical abuse in Erie County. The staff of BestSelf provides supportive counseling, therapy, advocacy, information and referrals, forensic interview services for those impacted by this crime.
The Bronx District Attorney's Office's Crime Victims Assistance Unit provides advocacy and therapy to crime victims in the Bronx to assist them to cope and heal n the aftermath of their victimization.
This specific contract serves victims of crime with a focus on domestic violence in Chemung County. The advocate is located in the city's main hub for emergency services (pantry, emergency shelter, rental support). The advocate provides non-residential advocacy, support, 24/7 hotline and assistance with victim compensation claims.
SAVAR offers services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Cayuga County, NY. Services include therapy, support groups, legal representation with protection orders and other family law matters, 24-hour hotline, case management, advocacy and accompaniment to medical facilities, law enforcement agencies and the courts, assistance with filing for crime victim’s claims assistance, information, referrals and assistance throughout the criminal justice process. All services are free and confidential.
Our program provides trauma-focused psychotherapy, in English and Spanish, to children, teens, and their caregivers who have been victims of or witnesses to violent crime. We also provide court support, advocacy, and accompaniment to children and teens who have to testify or appear in criminal and family court proceedings related to their crime victimization.
In addition to completing and filing for OVS compensation, the Center for Safety & Change provides the following services available in multiple languages: Information and Referrals: information about the criminal justice process, information about victims’ rights, referrals to other victim service programs, and referrals to other services, supports, and resources; Advocacy and Accompaniment: victim advocacy/accompaniment to emergency medical care, victim advocacy/accompaniment forensic exams, law enforcement interview advocacy/accompaniment, individual advocacy, performance of medical forensic exam or interview, or medical evidence collection, immigration assistance, intervention with employer, creditor, landlord, or academic institution, childcare, transportation assistance, and translation/interpretation services; Emotional Support and Safety Services: crisis intervention, hotline/crisis line counseling, on-scene crisis response, individual counseling, support groups, therapy, and emergency financial assistance; Shelter and Housing Services: emergency shelter, transitional housing service, and relocation assistance; and Criminal and Civil Justice System Assistance: notification of criminal justice events, civil legal assistance in obtaining protection or restraining order, civil legal assistance with family law issues, immigration attorney assistance, prosecution interview advocacy/accompaniment, criminal advocacy/accompaniment, and other legal advice and/or counsel.