• Crystal Stryker

Urgent call to action to stop the epidemic of gun violence

(Norristown, PA) -- Victim Services Center of Montgomery County is devastated and outraged by the epidemic of gun violence across our nation. Gun violence is taking lives in our schools, houses of worship, shopping centers, in our streets, and in places where all people--especially children--should be safe.


The recent mass murder of school children in Uvalde, Texas, the racist massacre of people in Buffalo, New York, past killings, and continued gun violence requires urgent action and preventive measures.


We urge everyone to join us in making VSC's vision a reality. Our vision is to empower the community and to aid in the creation of a society free from violence.


As victim advocates and mental health professionals we use our expertise to help victims of crime heal. We see the loss and trauma caused by gun violence and its far-reaching impact. We are heartbroken and we know that the suffering experienced by survivors of gun violence victims is lifelong. Victim Services Center is here to provide services for healing from the trauma of violence and advocacy through the criminal justice system. Our services are available for a lifetime for all survivors and members of our community.

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to violence, support is available. Our 24 hour crisis hotline is available at 888.521.0983. You can speak with a crisis counselor in confidence and get immediate support. You can also request a callback from our staff. All of our services, including support groups, counseling, therapy and advocacy are provided at no cost. About VSC Our mission is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or income level. Victim Services of Montgomery County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our 24-hour hotline can be reached by calling 888.521.0983.