WTEN: St. Peter’s Hosts Virtual Support Groups for Crime Victims Struggling During Pandemic

With the pandemic fueling a rise in domestic and child abuse nationwide, Lindsey Crusan-Muse, director of St. Peter’s Crime Victim Services, appeared on WTEN/News10 to talk about services available for those in need.

Crusan-Muse highlighted SPHP’s free virtual support groups for crime victims, which she says can have a tremendous impact on someone who might be struggling.

From the story:

“The stories of folks that have been able to work through the trauma that they experienced and come out on the other side of that, and positive growth in themselves, that actually helps inspire others who might be earlier in their healing process to access services,” says Crusan-Muse.

Sign up is open until January 25 and will be strictly confidential. Crusan-Muse says the next 10-week program starts February 1, and reinforces there’s no shame in asking others for help.

“You know, there is hope. There is healing that’s possible, and we are here as a free resource to support them in that,” she says.

Find out more about signing up for St. Peter’s Crime Victim Services virtual support groups here. If you or anyone you know is struggling as the survivor of a crime, you can also call the 24 hour hotline at 518-271-3257.

Click here to watch WTEN’s report.

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