No. This did not just happen. Tell me how this could possibly happen? How does the Office for Victims of Crime Consultant network tell me that our services are not needed? That they have enough “consultants” in their network… Really? Over 20,000 victims were turned away from services last year – and Redemption (R3) Domestic Violence Services and Training is not needed? Really?

Dear Holly,

We want to thank you for your interest in the Office for Victims of Crime Consultant Network.  Unfortunately, we are not accepting Consultant Network applications at this time. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Sincerely,

OVC TTAC

866-682-8880

 

I wish it ended there – Since the beginning of this year, I have had 3 victims who needed a place to live that I could not place due to no bed space availability. I have not been able to secure safe transportation or provide transitional housing. In my list of over 1000 network services, I have not been able to locate ONE service that would provide a bus ticket, I have not found ONE SINGLE church that would allow me to teach DV classes in their facilities not only in Arizona- but NATION WIDE – Tell me again, how are we helping?

I’m sorry for the rant, but when I get promises from churches to host DV classes – that are promised in a setting amongst a group of people as witnesses, yet fail to return an email confirming class start dates and times – I can’t help but think it was merely for the purpose of self-promotion and an effort to be “heard” rather than act.

Look – we have an epidemic on our hands and we have people who want to help, but this is not how we get it done.

We need to work together and call upon each other in order to alleviate this madness.  This is ridiculous. This is pathetic. A sickening example of “help” for desperate victims who need our help.

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