Crime Victims Services/Survivor Assistance

/Crime Victims Services/Survivor Assistance
Crime Victims Services/Survivor Assistance2019-08-22T10:30:06-08:00

Creating a region where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people thrive means being an advocate for equity and social justice within and external to the LGBTQ community. We support community members who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, violence, trafficking, hate crimes, or other physical, emotional, or financial abuse at the hands of law enforcement, at home, in school, in healthcare settings, at work, or anywhere in our community.

Advocates are available to listen and support you regardless of circumstance and can offer direct assistance and community resource navigation to help you feel safe, welcome, and on a path to thrive. Services are free and available to all eligible community members regardless of immigration status.

Reporting Assistance: You may not fully understand what has happened to you or think of it  as a crime, but you can report any incident of bias or hate through our website. You may also call the Center or come in to receive assistance as you advocate in filing official reports.

Legal Aid: Free legal services are available for survivors.

Mental Health Support: Free counseling and support groups are available to victims of crime.

Emergency Shelter: Free emergency shelter in a motel for up to 5-nights for 18+ year old victims of crime and their families.

Q-Spot Youth Center: Free drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24 including respite, peer support, advocacyand mentorship, and homeless services including food, clothing, showers, laundry, phone charging, and other supplies.

Youth Transitional Housing: Transitional housing in 90-day STEP program or 24-months TLP may be available for 18-24 year old LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness who have been victims of crime.

Additional Services Available: Crisis intervention, Victim Compensation Assistance, Employment Assistance, Housing Navigation, and Life Skills Workshops.

These programs are funded in part by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), City of Sacramento, and private community donors.