Our Victim Services Team offers direct support and resources for community members that are directly impacted by violence. The Victim Services Team builds The Beloved Community by consoling victims of violence, sustaining members of our community who need support when violent incidents have occurred, educating professionals who deal directly with victims and their families, and finally by celebrating our community's best times.
Our program includes providing counseling resources, advocating for victims in the court system, connecting victims with appropriate compensation, and providing healthy and safe housing and the mechanisms that help victims to sustain that housing.
Listen to our team talk about their important work and their motivations below!
Our Victim Services Team responds to every violent incident in the state, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We often provide direct mediation at hospitals, prevent retaliation in a hospital or street setting, and offer counseling and support to family members of homicide victims.
When situations stabilize, our team ensures that victims have access to compensation through state victim services. The Institute also offers housing relocation assistance and resources such as counseling referrals and education and employment resources through partner agencies.
Need to apply for Victim's Compensation? Click the link below.
Our clients are lifetime clients. Once a person enters The Nonviolence Institute, they become a part of our family.
Victim Services offers lifelong support for victims of violence in the form of support sessions, holiday celebrations, art therapy projects, spa nights, and other activities that improve the lives of our clients and honor the memories of deceased loved ones.
In need of The Institute's Victim Services? Please contact us by clicking the button below and filling out the form.
The Institute team is a family. As a family, we look out for each other. The Victim Services team provides regular wellness activities for both clients and staff. These are the foundations for the self-care called for in our model. To live a life of nonviolence, we understand you must start with yourself.
These activities range from walks, to yoga and meditation, to spa nights and massages, to office "dog petting" days.
Staff meetings and gatherings are always focused on gauging people's stress levels and ensuring that each individual on our team is getting the resources they need to do their best for our clients and The Beloved Healthy Community.