Clinical Services

Assessment and Trauma Treatment

Clinical care (psychological assessment, treatment planning and psychotherapy) for adult survivors of physical and sexual violence

Group Program

A wide array of groups, (including groups for adult survivors of childhood abuse and domestic violence and groups for parents, partners, siblings and children of murdered family members).

Acute Crimes Services

Crisis intervention and response (initial crisis assessment, treatment planning and episodic or time-limited crisis-focused psychotherapy) for acutely traumatized crime victims and their families.

The Center for Homicide Bereavement

The Victim Resource Center

If you or someone you love has been affected by violence, hatred or abuse, the Victim Resource Center is here to help you rebuild your life. Violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Victims of violence or abuse sometimes feel isolated and alone, reluctant to reach out to others. You may experience feelings of fear, numbness and shock, helplessness, anger, anxiety, depression and even guilt or self-blame. You may have questions about how to cope with your physical injuries, how to heal from the emotional impact of your experiences, how to file a report with the police, and what the court process would be like for you. Or you may just want someone to talk to - someone who understands.

Who We Are

We are Victim Services Specialists experienced in the areas of trauma, victimization, victim advocacy and the criminal justice system. We work directly with victims to make sure that they have access to community resources, medical services and the courts. Our services are always confidential and are provided at no cost.

What We Do

We provide crisis counseling and support for you and your loved ones. We assist with safety planning for you and your family. We act as a liaison with social service agencies, the courts and police. We make appropriate referrals to health, legal and other community services to ensure that each client gets the best possible care, advice, and support. We assist with filing for Victim Compensation. We offer training and consultation services to the community.

Contact VRC: 617-665-2992

*This program is supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, OJP, US Department of Justice.

    Contact Us

  • Central Street Health Center

    26 Central Street Somerville, MA 02143
    P: (617) 591-6360 F: (617) 581-6029