CVAC is a place for you to be heard and for you to express your feelings in a non-judgmental, confidential, environment.
CVAC provides free, short term counseling (typically 6-12 sessions) to victims of every race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds who have directly experienced a crime including but not limited to, domestic violence, DWI, sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, burglary/robbery and harassment. At CVAC, we also provide free counseling to secondary victims of crime, those who may not have directly experienced the crime but are closely connected to the victim, for example, for parents of a child who has been abused, relatives or friends of someone who was a victim of homicide, and those witnessing violence.
When you call for a counseling appointment, you will be asked some questions to begin the process to see if our agency is a good fit for you. When you meet with your counselor for the first time, they will conduct an initial assessment to help you identify how therapy may be able to help you at this time. You will meet one on one with a counselor for a 50 minute session, once a week. During your sessions, we will help you identify individual goals, create safety plans, learn about the effects of abuse, and help you navigate and cope with the many systems you encounter as a victim such as law enforcement, CPS, the criminal justice system, etc.
Children ages 4 and up are welcome at CVAC. We tailor our services to meet your child’s developmental stage.
Evening appointments are available.