Offering Counselling Supports Through
Crime Victim Assistance Program
“Don't judge yourself by what others did to you." ~ C. Kennedy, Ómorphi
The effects of a crime can impact many areas of your life and day-to-day functioning. The Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) is a government-funded program, established to support individuals and families through the traumatic effects of these incidents. If you or your immediate family members have been victims of abuse, including physical or sexual assault, or if you are a witness of these crimes, you may be eligible for counselling supports funded by CVAP.
As a registered therapist for CVAP, I provide counselling to victims, immediate family members and witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime and to help with the recovery process from these traumatic events. As an approved therapy provider, I will handle all billing directly through CVAP, so there is no onus on the clients to worry about payment.
If you or an immediate family member have been victimized by violence, or you have been a witness to such crimes, you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover therapy costs. If you are unsure if you have been a victim yourself, or you are unclear if what you witnessed qualifies for supports, additional resources are available. To learn more about eligibility or to learn how to apply for funding, you can contact VictimLink B.C. at 1-800-563-0808.
Please note, that regardless if a perpetrator is charged with an offense, financial assistance is still available. There are no time limits for applying for supports as a victim of sexual offenses.