Recovery & SupportServing the Needs of our Community
The City has partnered with Sentara Healthcare to provide clinically trained, trauma informed staff and programming dedicated to serving the healing needs of our community in the wake of 5/31. The VB Strong Center (VBSC) is designed to be a hub of support and resources for all anyone directly or indirectly impacted by the shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. It is a no-cost central “starting point” for the journey of healing; as individuals…as neighbors…as a community. All of the programs and services offered by the VBSC team are NO COST and include but are not limited to:
- Family resources
- Mental health counseling
- Support groups
- Victim resources
- Alternative therapies such as yoga, Zumba, art activities and much more
- Financial and legal resources or referrals
For more information about the VB Strong Center, please visit thevbstrongcenter.org, give them a call at 757-507-7200, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them at 3388 Princess Anne Road, Suite 2001, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
** During Social Distancing in response to COVID19 all individual services and group programs and are being offered via telehealth platforms
The Virginia Victims Fund (VVF) is a state program created to help victims of violent crime with out of pocket expenses. It is important to note that there are some eligibility requirements defined by Virginia Law and there is a time limit to apply. People impacted by crime in Virginia can apply for assistance with reasonable and necessary expenses that arise from the crime. These can include (but not limited to):
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Mileage to medical appointments
- Counseling (for direct victims and the immediate family of a homicide victim)
For more information and to access the Claim Form to apply, please visit: http://www.virginiavictimsfund.org/ or give them a call at 1-800-552-4007.