CRISIS HOTLINE:
24 Hrs. A Day, 7 Days A Week
Call toll free: 1-800-336-9622
Or locally: (607) 756-6363

Aid to Victims of Violence provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other crimes. We are here to help!

Office: 607-753-3639

Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday by appointment only

http://www.facebook.com/YWCAAVV

The purpose of Aid to Victims of Violence is to empower victims of abuse to live their own lives free of abuse and oppression by helping them to explore options on their own, through this intervention.

Our Services:

Accompaniment:

The presence of a trained crisis worker for a client at hospitals, law enforcement agencies, District Attorney’s offices and courts, etc.

Advocacy:
  • Empower every client to make their own personal decisions.
  • Provide non-judgmental, sensitive support and information.
  • Explain to the client what the medical and legal proceedings will consist of and why procedures, tests, or exams are being requested.
  • Discuss the client’s rights and options regarding medical and legal procedures.
  • Help the client to become more comfortable in interacting with medical, law enforcement, or court personnel.
  • Assist the client with accessing information regarding their case within the medical or legal proceedings.
Crisis Intervention:

Assistance to victims either on the phone or in person providing support in the midst of a crisis.

Legal referrals:

Advocates provide referrals to victims for orders of protection, custody petitions, etc. Referrals may include the family court clerk, private attorneys, legal aid services, public defender’s office, police department, etc.

Phone counseling:

24 hour confidential hotline to provide support and options.

Support Counseling:

On-going supportive lay counseling provided by advocates as a victim moves through the healing process.

Support Groups:

Aid to Victims of Violence provides many options depending on the needs of the survivors (please call for more information.

  • Life Enhancement Course (reconditioning the mind, body and spirit)
  • Women’s Circle (all about relationships)
  • Circle of Hope (for survivors of intimate partner sexual violence)
  • Darkness to Light (how to keep children safe from sexual assault)
Safe Dwelling:

Emergency safe housing for victims of domestic violence and their children, providing all basic needs including food, clothing and shelter.

Crime Victims Compensation Assistance:

New York State Office of Victim Services offers compensation to help crime victims recover some of the financial losses resulting from a crime. Benefits may include:

  • Medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Loss of earnings
  • Counseling expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of repair/replacement of essential personal property that was damaged/destroyed because of a crime

Our advocates are here to help victims of any crime with compensation application

Prevention Education:

Prevention education is key to ending the cycle of abuse. Aid to Victims of Violence provides programs, workshops, conferences, and presentations on a wide variety of topics. Presentations are available for all age groups and can be tailored to meet the needs of the audience.

For more information, contact:

607-753-3639

avvprogramdirector@yahoo.com

avveducator@yahoo.com