Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention helps to reduce a victim’s specific fears and anxieties following a sexual assault or other violent crime.  Crisis issues may occur immediately after an attack, when the victim discloses the assault or  even after another event triggers a reaction.

Intervention begins with the initial period of trauma for the victim and his or her significant others.  The help we offer includes:

  • Contact with an agency counselor, either in person or over the phone
  • Accompaniment to the police interviews or
  • Accompaniment to medical treatment.

Our staff provides assessment of victims’ emotional needs, information about police and medical procedures and referrals for additional services.

To speak to a sexual assault counselor, please call: 814-455-9414

To speak to a violent crime counselor, please call: 814-455-9515

If you are out of the calling area, you can reach someone from either program toll free: 800-352-7273