Concerns related to victimization may include: taking care of an elderly loved one; curious about options for assisted living or nursing home care; respite; in need of support for an aging loved one.
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.
BronxWorks is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to toddlers, children and families, homeless, elderly, immigration and workforce population in the Bronx. Some of the services include homeless and eviction prevention, connection to benefits and entitlements, help with seeking employment, immigration services, after school and summer services for the children and teens, elderly services such as food pantries, case management, elder abuse prevention and mental health services.
Services provided by the Program include but are not limited to: crisis intervention and safety planning, support services, 24 hour hotline, counseling, case management, legal advocacy, case conferencing, personal advocacy, transportation, relocation assistance, preparing OVS compensation claims, information and referral along with follow up, support group.
Center for Elder Law and Justice's Elder Advocacy Program provides free legal services to individuals 55 and over residing in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties who have experienced elder abuse. Our services include needs assessment, legal representation in civil matters related to the underlying abuse, including obtaining Orders of Protection, bringing eviction and ejectment proceedings, accountings and special proceedings related to Powers of Attorney, and revocation and appointment of Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. The EAP also works with law enforcement and Adult Protective Services to advocate for prosecution and work collaboratively toward the elder abuse survivor's desired outcome.
Through a trauma-informed lens, we provide advocacy, case management, and therapy for child crime victims and their non offending family members. We also offer case management to adult crime victims and their non offending family members. We provide educational outreach and primary prevention to the community through trainings and other tools. We offer several different support groups that run at different times of the year.
Cattaraugus Community Action also provides 24-hour advocacy and support to crime victims. Any person can contact Cattaraugus Community Action’s Victim Service Department by calling 1 (888) 945-3970. Service include: 24-Hour Crisis Hotline Services, 24-Hour Advocacy and Accompaniment, Emergency Domestic Violence Safe Dwelling, Compensation Claim Application Assistance, Compensation, Claims Information and Referral, Individual Crisis Counseling, Telephone Counseling, Therapy, Child Program Services, Support Group Counseling. Criminal Justice Advocacy and Support (including Court Accompaniment and Preparation), Victim Impact Statement Assistance, Case and Offender Status Updates, Personal Advocacy, Follow-Up, and Home/Hospital/Off-site Visits
The Crime Victims Center (CVC) provides trauma-informed, comprehensive support and services to child and adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and all violent crime as well as to elderly, minor, or disabled victims of crime, and victims’ non-offending family members. The Agency, a certified Rape Crisis Center, operates a 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline, as well as 24-hour Violent Crime and Hate Crime Hotlines, provides crisis intervention, criminal justice and family court advocacy, accompaniment to medical facilities, free individual counseling and legal services to victims, information and referrals to essential resources and assistance with completion of applications for reimbursement of medical and essential property loss expenses related to crime. The CVC’s prevention department offers age-appropriate educational programs in person, and now via Zoom due to COVID, including sexual assault and relationship violence prevention for all age groups including Pre-K through high school, college, and adult audiences and a free online classroom through our website. The CVC also provides training of professionals concerning sexual assault issues. In addition, the CVC provides Megan’s Law community and law enforcement support services through its sex offender management program designed to keep the sex offender registry up to date, resulting in a reduction in recidivism. This program includes a 24-hour helpline.