This ceremony honors victims and survivors of violence in Philadelphia and helps on their road to healing. Please join us in remembering and honoring victims and survivors of violence and take a stand against violence in our community.
Friday April 4, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Ceremony begins at 6:30 pm
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut St.
Designated street parking available on the 2100-2400 blocks of Chestnut St. or 22nd Street from Walnut to Arch Street. Parking placard required and available at check-in or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for the reserved spots with a yellow flyer attached. For handicapped parking or more information contact Phu at 215-551-3360
The following PCVA member organizations are participating in this event:
Adult Probation Parole Department
The Adult Probation Parole Department provides direct services to victims of crime in the preparation of victim impact statements, restitution collection and assistance with harassment, intimidation and domestic violence complaints against probationers and parolees.
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP)
AVP is committed to providing advocacy and support for family members and friends of homicide victims. AVP provides mental health services to child victims and co-victims; offers violence prevention training to children and adults; and works to effect change in public and private institutions and society at large in areas relating to crime and violence.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, The Office of Child and Youth Protection
The Office of Child and Youth Protection provides services through its Victim Assistance Office to adult survivors of child sexual abuse which occurred by clergy or any other person representing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Victim Assistance Coordinators assist adults and children in reporting sex abuse and assault to the local law enforcement authorities as well as to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Crisis intervention, ongoing counseling, specialized treatment services, and emergency services are provided. The Office also provides ongoing education to children, parents, all priests and deacons, and anyone who works with children in Archdiocesan facilities and parishes. Training focuses on the protection and prevention of child sex abuse.
CARIE (Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly)
CARIE is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well being, rights and autonomy of older persons, age 60 and older, through advocacy, education and action.
CCCVS – Center City Crime Victim Services
CCCVS provides information and support to victims of crime in center city Philadelphia. In addition, CCCVS provides court accompaniment and assistance with filing Crime Victims Compensation.
42 S. 15th Street, Suite 1103
Philadelphia, PA 19102
CcTC – Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC) is a private, non-profit agency that provides mental health services to children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other traumatic events. CcTC’s services include the Trauma Assistance Program, Sexual Trauma Treatment Program, West African Refugee Assistance Program, Therapeutic Camp, Psychiatric Services, and Parent/Caregiver Services. CcTC also offers professional training on a variety of topics related to children’s behavioral and mental health.
1823 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Congreso De Latinos Unidos
Congreso is a community-based organization that works in the impoverished neighborhoods of Eastern North Philadelphia. Through a variety of social services and community development projects, Congreso works to empower people and creates opportunities for learning and self-development.
Dr. Dana Sinopoli, Psy. D.
A licensed psychologist in private practice in Center City specializing in working with survivors of trauma, particularly sexual trauma. Now accepting new patients
Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates LLC
For more than 25 years Dr. Lowey & Associates has provided help, offering programs of behavioral healthcare to area residents. Services are provided in a private practice supportive setting for children and adults affected by the trauma caused by crime, abuse and catastrophes. Treatment for depression, anxiety and family issues is also available.
Restoration Interdenominational Ministries is a community of faith/a Christian Church Ministry.
3349 Conrad Street, Apt 5
Philadelphia, PA 19129
North Central Victim Services
Community Based Victim Services – A place for help, healing and hope. Specializing in Senior Citizens.
1722 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Northeast Victim Service
Northeast Victim Service is the independent non-profit agency helping the victims and witnesses of crime in northeast Philadelphia since 1992.
Northwest Victim Services
Neighborhood based victim service agency that provides support information and service to victims of crime, their families, friends and neighbors in Northwest Philadelphia.
Office of the Victim Advocate, Pennsylvania
The Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA) represents the rights and interests of crime victims before the Board of probation and Parole and the Department of Corrections. In addition, the Office of the Victim Advocate also provides notification to crime victims of the potential for inmate release and opportunity to provide testimony, notification of the inmate’s movement within the correctional system, referrals for crime victims to local programs, basic crisis intervention and support, general information on the status and location of the inmate as allowed by law. OVA also provides notifications and supportive services to victims and families of homicide victims involved with capital cases. ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM Pennsylvania has a program to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking through the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). It provides eliegible victims with an alternative mailing address. A victim service professional froma domestic violence, sexual assault or a victim service program can help determine if ACP is right for a victim as part of the safety plan.
Independent Consultant and former Executive Director for Northwest Victims Services. Ms. Payne is a graduate of Lincoln University’s Master of Human Services Program with undergrad studies in Psychology at Philadelphia OIC MiniVersity, Cheney University and Temple University. Ms. Payne is currently a consultant for non- profit organizations. Her volunteer/community affiliations include: Member, Women’s Board Abington Hospital, Development Chair- Dickens Auxiliary Abington Hospital, Membership Chair- Minister’s Wives of Philadelphia & Vicinity, and Strategic Plan Chair for the Philadelphia Coalition for Victim Advocacy
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
A private non-profit agency, the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance was founded in 1989 with the cooperation of the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Police Department, the office of the District Attorney, Children’s Hospital and various mental health agencies. The Alliance works to provide a child-friendly facility for the coordinated intervention and investigation of child sexual abuse in the city of Philadelphia. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the possibility of multiple interviews of children in the investigation of child abuse and make the investigation process itself less traumatic for the family.
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office – Victim/Witness Unit
The mission of the Victim/Witness Services Unit of the District Attorney’s Office is to advocate for victims and witnesses of crime and be of direct assistance to victims and witnesses from the time of arrest through the disposition of the case and after as needed. Our goal is to ensure that victims and witnesses are treated with compassion and respect.
Philadelphia Juvenile Probation Victim Services Unit
The Juvenile Probation Victim Services Unit aims to reduce the trauma by assisting clients, crime victims, witnesses, parents and significant others to reconstruct and restore their lives through advocacy, support, information and referrals. The Juvenile Probation Victim Services Unit strives to prevent further victimization by intervening on behalf of our clients.
1801 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia Police Department, Victim Services Unit
Recognizing that police officers are the first to respond to victims at a time when they are in greatest need of assistance; and that the manner in which police officers treat victims affects not only their ability to cope with the crime, but also their willingness to prosecute, the Philadelphia Police Commissioner implemented a comprehensive police-based Victim Assistance Program in 1987, placing police officers in a pivotal role in providing assistance to victims of crime. Services provided by Victim Assistance Officers (VAO) include, but are not limited to: Assisting eligible victims in applying for victim compensations; Providing referrals to community agencies; Making an initial contact with victims who have not sought out assistance; Maintaining a liaison with the community agencies to provide current/accurate referrals; Maintaining a liaison with the D.A.’s Office; Providing remedial and supplemental training of police personnel within their district and disseminate victim assistance related information and updates to relevant personnel; Providing support to abused victims; Providing guidance throughout the criminal justice system; and Making home visits to victims who are unable to travel.
990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 402
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Senior Law Center serves senior citizens aged 60 and older residing in Philadelphia.
Support Center for Child Advocates
Legal and social service advocacy for child victims of abuse and neglect; with the goal of securing a permanent nurturing environment for every child.
University of Pennsylvania, Division of Public Safety/Special Services
The University of Pennsylvania, Division of Public Safety’s Special Services Department is responsible for safety education and victim support services. Special Services offers a comprehensive program to assist members of the Penn community with special problems requiring resource center intervention.
Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia (V/WSSP)
V/WSSP is an independent, non-profit agency that has been providing direct services to crime victims in South Philadelphia since 1989. The agency responds both to the individual needs of victims, helping them to negotiate the criminal justice system and providing appropriate counseling and social service referrals and to the needs of the communities in which victims and witnesses reside, providing community education regarding crime prevention and strengthening the relationship between local agencies and communities in South Philadelphia. It is a comprehensive community-based victim services program that provides support and information to victims and witnesses of crime in the four South Philadelphia Police Districts – 1st, 3rd, 4th & 17th. The Asian & Latino Outreach Projects provide culturally appropriate outreach and crime prevention information to the Asian and Latino communities in South Philadelphia and address the needs of the community members should they be victimized. The languages served are: Cantonese, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
WOAR provides comprehensive services to victim/survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as to their significant others. Services include individual support group counseling, court/medial emergency room accompaniment, crisis intervention via 24 hour 7 days a week hotline (215.985.3330). Prevention education programs to schools, community and professional groups about sexual violence issues. WOAR serves adults and children.