24 HOUR HOTLINE ASSISTANCE
1001 Mahoning Street
Lehighton, PA 18235
360 East End Centre
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
119 Warren Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Victims Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of services to meet the special needs of crime victims, to address issues of violence on an individual and community level and to increase the understanding of the impact of crime on victims to improve their quality of care.
staffed by trained counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each office has a hotline for victims of crime to call.
provide an opportunity for victims of crime to come together to share experiences and gain strength as part of their healing.
provides support, information and options to assess each victims needs and develop a plan to address them.
provides numerous crime prevention educational programs for young children, adolescents, college students and adults.
What is Identity Theft/Fraud?
Are you a victim?
“Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another individual’s personal data in a way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.” – (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
You Can Help!
Contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations are important in helping VRC continue its mission. Memorial, Honorary and Matching Gifts are also options for donation.
Victims Have the Right
Victims of crime have the right to be compensated financially for their out of pocket losses due to emotional and physical injuries. We assist victims with properly completing the necessary paperwork to file a claim.
What Can I Expect at VRC?
“having someone to talk to and not judge”
“Very nice and supportive …helped me to realize it’s not my fault and to feel better”
“very understanding of my feelings….helped me to know I’m not crazy”
“Counselor easy to talk to ….feel safe and secure discussing the events that happened”
“that there are non-judgmental people that care enough to help people”
“helpfulness of the staff…willing to work around my schedule”
“I learned a lot about the legal system than I knew before”
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VRC services are provided at no charge and are funded in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, United Way of Wyoming Valley, United Way of Greater Hazleton, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and United Way of Wyoming County. The organization also receives funding from individuals and corporate contributors.
VRC is a non-profit 501 c (3) organization. The official organization and financial information for VRC may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling 1.800.732.0999 within Pennsylvania. Registration does not imply endorsement.