Pennsylvania Victim Compensation Assistance Program
The Family & Play Therapy Center is committed to increasing the awareness in the Philadelphia community about the resources offered through Pennsylvania's Victims Compensation Assistance Program. If you, or a family member or a loved one have been a victim of crime, you may be entitled to full compensation for weekly therapy. The fund also covers medical and other expenses.
Crimes need to be reported to the police within two years from the date of the incident. Some exceptions are made for sexual abuse crimes. Examples of situations that entitle you or your children to generous benefits include: having been witness to an act of violence, or victim of robbery, burglary, domestic abuse, car accident involving DUI, or sexual abuse. Victims and their family members have received complete coverage for a year or two of therapy at our private practice centers, as needed.
Victims of crime cut across all socioeconomic strata. The goal of our program is two-fold: to increase the utilization of Victims Compensation Assistance Program resources and to promote and increase the utilization of the Family & Play Therapy Centers Referral Network to provide high quality treatment to victims of crimes.
Our private practice therapists are located within a forty-mile radius in the greater Philadelphia area. They have all trained to work with trauma with adults, and have additional extensive training in Play-Family Therapy for children between the ages of three and twelve. Some of our therapists have training to work with teens, or couples, and others specialize in birth to three.