Victim Services Professional Referral Form

All counseling services are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

COUNSELING SERVICES

Counseling

Our counseling services are provided to victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes and their significant others in response to a crisis related to the victimization.  Counseling services are provided by appointment only by professionals with degrees in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field who are specially trained in working with victims of sexual assault and violent crimes.

Support Groups

Support and psycho-educational groups are offered at our Johnstown office and at several other locations in collaboration with other agencies in the community.

  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Integrative Healing Group
  • Non-offending Parenting Group
  • Psycho-educational group to local youth

*For a list of current group offerings, please call Victim Services Inc.

My Body and Me: A Healthy Relationships Program for Children

Using an age-appropriate curriculum, this FREE program is offered for children from preschool through middle school, who would benefit from a better understanding of body safety and healthy relationships.

Care for Kids

(Ages 3 – 8)

Six 30-Minute Lessons

Topics Include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Nurturing Skills (Empathy)
  • Developing Positive Attitudes Toward Sexuality
  • Understanding Healthy Boundaries

We Care Elementary (Grades 3 – 6)

Six 30-Minute Lessons

Topics Include:

  • Communication
  • Understanding Feelings
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Recognizing Boundaries in Others
  • Understanding Sexual Harassment

The Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens (Safe-T) Program (Grades 7 – 8)

Six 30-Minute Lessons

Topics Include:

  • Skill-Building
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Flirting, Joking, & Sexual Harassment
  • Consent

*Based on the research-supported curriculum developed by Prevent Child Abuse – Vermont (PCAVT).

TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA

A free program for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Held in collaboration with The Women’s Help Center, YogaSong, and BottleWorks Ethnic Arts Center.  If you are interested in participating, please call for more information.

For more information about our Supportive Services, contact Barbara Reing.

To schedule an appointment for either service, please call the office location closest to you:

Johnstown – 814.288.4961

Somerset – 814.443.1555