After nearly 40 years of providing direct victim services and community education and outreach, CVC knows first-hand, there is hope and there is help. First, we know that when victims receive the help and support they need, something wonderful can happen: Healing. They can reconnect, find meaning within the context of their life story, and be unburdened enough from the violence or crime to live fulfilled lives. To facilitate healing, CVC provides a full continuum of services to victims andread full page
"Thank you! Your staff guided me through the worst time in my life."
Victim Counseling Survey
When asked What community resources or support would help you/your child improve your/their life? "I use everything that is available and appropriate to help with the healing. Wednesday evening group is one of the priceless tools whether it's one or 21 attending. I know it has been a literal life saver to many that have
“I was victimized throughout my childhood with assaults of incest, rape, verbal, mental, and physical abuse and also witnessed horrible crimes. The services CVC have and continue to provide me are profound to my life.”
"The counselor at CVC broke the wall my autistic son had around him."
Reducing the impact of crime through counseling, education and advocacy.The Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. was established in 1973 as the Erie County Rape Crisis Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting sexual assault victims and their families and friends. In 1986, Victim Witness Services was established for victims of other violent crimes, their families and friends, and also to serve the [...] read full page