Victim Services

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 committed to providing support for our clients while bringing public awareness to this issue.

Victim services

Resilience in Self-Expression (RISE)

This is a psycho-educational group based on the idea that collaboration and creative expression can facilitate self-empowerment for survivors of domestic abuse. The group will run weekly in 2-hour sessions over a period of 12 weeks.

The goals of this group are as follows:

  • to change patterns of behavior learned by women within abusive relationships.
  • to inform individuals of their rights.
  • to build self-esteem, self-determination, and empowerment.
  • to explore and develop their self-expression through expressive art.

We just started a new RISE group occurring on Friday’s at 1:00 PM! Contact Jessica below to sign-up.

Contact Information

For more information on Victims Services, please contact Jessica Chavez at (202) 503-1524 or [email protected]

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