CVAC

Have you heard of the CVAC?  Many people haven't.  If you're ever in need of their services, you'll be glad that they exist. They have a fundraiser coming up, where you can find out more about them.   First CVAC, who are they?

The Crime Victims Assistance Center,Inc (CVAC) is at 377 Robinson Street, Binghamton. It's a non-profit agency committed to increasing awareness and understanding the needs of crime victims and those affected by, or at risk of experiencing crime.

They provide crisis intervention, long term and short term counseling, supportive services as well as prevention, advocacy and education to persons throughout Broome County.

Now the fundraiser: On Saturday, June 15th they will be having an event at the Lost Dog Café called a Classy Carnivále. There will be a magician, face painting, caricature artist, a carnivále themed photo-booth, and more. Plenty of fun opportunities to give or just come and be part of the fun.  Tickets available at the door, or by going here.

Here is some of the other things that the CVAC does. They serve the community with a 24 hour crisis line that provides callers with emergency crisis intervention, supportive counseling, information and referral. Their agency has a victim advocacy program, where advocates accompany and assist crime victims through medical and criminal justice processes. My wife is an advocate.

CVAC has education programs that serve schools from elementary through high school as well as community organizations in Broome County. To find out even more about the CVAC or if you would like to become an advocate go here.

I hope you'll save the date and help out a very worthy cause and make the Classy Carnivále part of your plans next Saturday. Maybe I'll see you there.