Victims Assistance Services
2 Westchester Plaza
Elmsford, NY 10523
Contact Person: Karel Amaranth, Director
Phone Number: (914) 345-3113; (855) 827-2255(toll free)
Fax Number: (914) 345-3513
Web address:
Number of Yrs in Service: 28 years
Victims Assistance Services, a component program of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc., provides free, comprehensive and compassionate services to crime victims and their families, friends and loved ones. VAS also works to end violence through community action, public policy and cultural change and through prevention education programs in schools and in other community venues.It is our belief that through education and the raising of public awareness, we can over time alter the cultural context that allows interpersonal violence to flourish, mitigate the shame inducing stigma of victimization and provide former victims the opportunity to regain as sense of dignity and wholeness.

 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired x Visually Impaired x
Emotional / Psychiatric x Traumatic Brain Injured x
Developmental Disabilities x Physical Disabilities x
Learning Disabilities x Autism x
Medically Fragile x  
Other Disabilities:

Ages Served:

0 to 5 x 22 to 65 x
6 to 21 x 65 and over x

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts Team Sports
Biking Tennis
Camps Theater
Dance Videography
Horseback Riding Wheelchair Sports
Martial Arts Writing
Music Yoga
Social Swimming
Other Recreation:


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention High School
Pre-School Post Secondary
Elementary/Middle School Pre-Vocational
Professional Assessments
Other Education:


Transportation Services Provided:

Public Travel Training
Other Transportation:


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes Supported Apartments
Other Housing:


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship Assessments
Pooled Trusts Disability Rights Advocacy
Supplemental Needs Trust Disability Support Groups
School Advocacy x Sexuality Awareness Counseling x
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:

Medical Services Provided:

Clinical Services Nutrition Counseling
Dental Psychiatric Psychological Services
Adaptive Technology Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy
Other Medical Services:

Vocational Services Provided:

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Sheltered Employment
Vocational Training Supported Employment
Pre-Vocational Training Competitive Employment
Vocational Counseling
Other Vocational Services:

Community Day Services Provided:

Day Habilitation

Drop-In Center

Day Treatment


Special Education


Other Day Services: Addressing trauma related to crime