"Charity sees the
need, not the
|CRIME VICTIM ADVOCACY CENTER of ST. LOUIS
Our cause is just, our need is real, our
request is direct:
CVAC is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of community friends and supporters to help
crime victims throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. The individuals and families The person we help next could be
you or someone you love.
Approximately only 20% of all crimes reported in the St. Louis metropolitan region resulted in arrest. Because criminal
justice-supported victim services specifically help those whose crime is linked to the arrest of an offender, the remaining 80%
of crime victims have no other resource to turn to than CVAC for comprehensive victim assistance. We are often their only
link to financial assistance, mental health resources and other such services necessary to restore them to their new sense of
Crime occurs most in communities where the average income is under $7,500 annually...and the majority of these families
have no insurance (property or health) and few resources to combat the traumatic effect of crime. CVAC is deeply
committed to helping individuals and families in these communities dismantle the link between poverty and crime.
We hope you will consider contributing to CVAC. Your gift of any size will help considerably in providing thousands in St.
Louis overcome the trauma of violence. For more information or to donate to CVAC, please contact: