Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Support Groups

  • Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program

  • Family Treatment Program

Advocacy

  • Hospital Accompaniment

  • Court Accompaniment

  • Police Accompaniment

  • Information & Referral

  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements

  • Assistance with Victim's Compensation Claims

  • Assistance with Crime Victims Notification

 

Education

  • Safety Rangers Program (PK-5th grade)

  • Community Awareness (College, Community & Professional Training)​

 

Legal Services

  • PFA's

  • Divorce & custody

  • Immigration

  • Sexual Harassment

  • School-based issues

  • Housing Issues

  • And more

 

Services

 

Victim Services Center's (VSC) Counselors and Advocates are devoted to ensuring victims/survivors are treated with dignity, compassion and respect during the course of the criminal proceeding; victims/survivors have full knowledge of their rights as a victim of crime in Pennsylvania; victims/survivors are fully informed during each step and process of the criminal justice system; victim's/survivor's permission is sought prior to taking any action.  VSC has a strict policy of confidentiality. State law requires us to protect information shared by sexual assault survivors.

 

All services are provided free of charge to those who request assistance.

How We Help

Victim: Jane/John Doe

 

Victim of ANY crime (Sexual assault, physical assault, family member of homicide victim, child abuse, etc.)

Advocacy through the criminal justice system:

  • Accompaniment to court and PD interviews

  • Updates on legal proceedings

  • Assistance with filing court papers and Victim’s Compensation

  • On-going support and advocacy post-trial

24/7 Hotline

  • Victim calls

  • Friend/family
    member calls

  • Police/hospital calls

PSPs

  • Police send Permission Slips to VSC

Prevention Education

  • Disclosures after school presentations

Referrals from other agencies

  • DA, schools, counselors, other mental health professionals/agencies

Jane/John Doe is offered VSC services for on-going support

Counseling to reduce effects of trauma:

  • 1-on-1 Counseling

  • Child abuse treatment

  • Support groups

  • Family Counseling

  • Resources and referrals for long-term supportive services

First contact with VSC:

  • Immediate crisis intervention with a trained counselor

  • Information / Referral

  • Hospital accompaniment for rape exam

CVLP for civil legal assistance

  • Victims of rape and other sexual assaults, dating/DV, stalking

  • PFA’s, divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, immigration, sexual harassment, workplace / school based issues, etc. 

325 Swede St., 2nd Floor, Norristown, PA 19401

Main Phone: 610-277-0932

Fax: 610-277-6386

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