At Victim Assistance Program we empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy. We help over 4,000 individuals in Summit County, Ohio each year through crisis intervention, advocacy, and education to both victims and to those in the professional community who assist them. We help all victims impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy regardless of age, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to speak English.
Our staff, interns, and volunteers share the responsibility of providing victims in Summit County, Ohio with support through the 24-hour hotline & website chat. Because our agency serves victims of all crime types, those answering the hotline are trained to offer compassionate and nonjudgmental crisis intervention, emotional support, safety plans, information on victims’ legal rights, community referrals as well as education on common reactions crime victims may encounter.
Rely on us when you need support, advocacy, or intervention in the wake of crime or trauma.
We recognize family members and friends of victims have needs too. If you need support simply call our hotline or chat with one of our advocates.
We provide on-scene assistance and work alongside first responders to alleviate the emotional concerns and questions of victims.
My advocate was amazing and super helpful. She explained everything clearly & answered all my questions."
So thankful to have help from people that genuinely care."
Victim Assistance Program was a great help to me and my wife because now we feel safer at home."
I am so thankful for the Victim Assistance Program. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and fearful in my circumstances and after meeting with the advocate, I feel like a weight has been lifted. She was so helpful."