Hours Available: Wednesday-Friday from 11am-3pm
We are now able to offer victim services to our clients through support, referrals, and connecting clients to services if they have been a victim of a crime.
The purpose of this program is to provide victims of violence with specific resources to improve their quality of life. Victim services includes resources and referrals for homeless victims of crime in the last 3 months from the day they share the event of a crime with us. This includes (but is not limited to): assault and battery, property damage, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, hate crime, harassment, theft, and other violent crime.
Fatal assaults against people experiencing homelessness outnumber hate-crimes against all protected classes combined. Between 1999 and 2015, at least 1,657 homeless individuals were violently attacked, in many cases because of their housing status, according to a report by the National Coalition for the Homeless. This is only including those that are reported.
Homeless victims have rights. We’re going to be talking more about how we’re providing support for our clients while bringing public awareness to this issue.