Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims has a new name, Victim Support Services

You may always remember us as Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims, that is okay since that is part of our heritage and we embrace it.  As a result, we have not legally changed our name but rather set ourselves up to do business as Victim Support Services.  As you have probably noticed, it more closely represents what we do (as well as being easier to say).  You will begin to see the name change on our documents, website, brochures and other sources of information from us as we move forward.

Whether Victim Support Services of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims we still provide the same services.  Throughout this past year, clients have been served in elder abuse, robbery, assault, survivors of homicide victims or attempted victims, identity theft, vehicular assault, property crimes, and kidnapping and missing persons.  Contact was made with people to provide assistance through personal advocacy, our 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy, information and referral services and crime victims’ compensation.  This past year, financial support allowed us to be able to provide for:

  • 2 10-week Homicide Support Groups
  • 5,998 hours of one-on-one crime victims advocacy (up from 1,808 hours the prior year)
  • 1,014 individual callers on our 24-hr emergency crisis line (up from 781 the prior year)
  • 2,876 people learning through our Outreach Services (up from 1,345 the prior year)

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