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FW: Domestic Violence Victims and Victims of Other Crimes

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  • Glenn Brown
    ________________________________ From: Laura Green [mailto:lgreen@gcjfs.org] Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:28 PM To: Subject: Domestic Violence Victims and
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 22, 2006

      From: Laura Green [mailto:lgreen@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:28 PM
      Subject: Domestic Violence Victims and Victims of Other Crimes

      Dear Community Service Provider:
      The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture has been assisting victims of torture and persecution for five years in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. The FCST is also providing services through the Victims of Crime Assistance Program (VOCA). The VOCA Program's objective is to connect with previously underserved, vulnerable, refugee and immigrant populations who are NON-English speakers, and have been in the U.S. for less than five years. There is absolutely NO Immigration status required to receive these free services.
      The following is a list of some of the services individuals and families are offered:
      • Needs Assessment
      • Case Management
      • Assistance with applying to Victim's Compensation
      • Linkage with community services such as: legal, immigration, domestic violence, mental health, medical, and social services.
      • Advocacy
      • Family Violence Prevention Education
      • Support
      • Interpreters

      In addition to the above mentioned services, we also provide the community with:

      • Interpreting Services
      • Provider Trainings
      • Community Education Forums
      • Research

      Please feel free to contact me for any questions, more information, and/or a referral. I am also bilingual (Spanish/English), and have a team of interpreters from all over the world, so if you are not sure if an individual or family can use our services, just let me know. I am also available to come and give brief presentations to your staff and/or clients about our services.

      Thank you for your time, and hope to be of service to you and the community.

      Laura Green
      Victim Services Specialist - Hillsborough County
      Florida Center for Survivors of Torture                                       
      Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc.
      13542 North Florida Avenue Suite #111
      Tampa, FL 33613
      Phone: 813-987-6700
      E-mail: lgreen@...
      Agency Website: http://www.gcjfs.org/
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