County: Lake, IL | Disaster Type: Community Violence | Incident: Highland Park Parade Shooting (07/2022) | Resource Type: Financial Assistance, Legal Assistance, and Mental Health

Lake County, Illinois, Highland Park Parade Shooting – Referral Helpline, VictimConnect Resource Center (VCRC)

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.

VictimConnect Resource Center (VCRC) is a weekday phone, chat, and text-based referral helpline operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Services are available for all victims of crime in the United States and its territories. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages as they navigate the physical, emotional, legal, and financial consequences of crime. Referrals are tailored to individual needs and can be made to local, state, and national organizations with help with mental health counseling, legal services, and more.

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time

Phone: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)

Chat: https://chat.victimsofcrime.org/victim-connect.

Dial 711 and VictimConnect staff can provide services through an interpreter in more than 200 languages, and to hearing- and speech-impaired individuals.

URL: Victim Connect Resource Center – Confidential referrals for crime victims