What We Do
Counseling for all Crime Victims
Free and confidential counseling services are available to anyone of any age who has experienced a sexual assault or other personal crime at any time in his or her life. Therapy is also available for the families, significant others, loved ones, support persons and friends of anyone who has been victimized.
Our Master's level clinicians specialize in the areas of trauma and sexual assault. Our child therapist works with victimized children and their families. Goal oriented treatment is offered to individuals, families and groups. Crisis intervention counseling is offered in person or via telephone.
In addition to self-referral, clients are referred to the Center through court advocates, Albany County courts, the District Attorney, County departments, medical and mental health providers, social workers, child abuse workers, schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement and the multiple community agencies that partner with and support the Center.
The Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center maintains an extensive network of referral resources for its clients. This network can help crime victims locate many immediate and long-term necessary services such as counseling, crisis intervention, social services agencies, shelter and housing, medical assistance, legal services, domestic violence specialists, food pantries, substance abuse treatment and much more.
NEED TO TALK?
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 to help anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
If you feel desperate, hopeless or alone call:
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
This online resource allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Click HERE for more information.
2011/2012 WINTER NEWSLETTER
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