Our Community Counseling and Advocacy Program (CCAP) provides quality services to all adult individuals impacted by intimate partner abuse. Our trained counselors use a supportive approach and strive to create a safe environment for individual and group counseling services to occur. Through this setting, clients share their feelings and thoughts about the abuse they have endured and how it impacts their lives. The CCAP team recognizes that the individuals we assist are the ambassadors of their own lives and should be in control of their own decisions. CCAP counselors work side by side with clients to give the information, resources and the encouragement needed, with the overall goal of helping those we serve empower themselves to make informed choices that promote emotional and physical well-being for themselves and for their children.
What We Offer:
- CCAP counselors provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals within the criminal justice, legal, social services, medical, and mental health systems.
- Support group topics include, but are not limited to: the various forms of abuse, victims’ rights, red flags and warning signs of abuse, effects of intimate partner abuse on children and other family members, and most importantly, ways to stay safe.
- Our counseling services are confidential and short term, typically ranging from about 3-9 months. Once counseling services have ended, clients are always welcome to come back if further assistance is needed.
Did You Know?
- We have counselors who speak both English and Spanish in three different locations throughout Westchester County: White Plains, Yonkers, and Mount Vernon. Other languages spoken by some of our staff include: Italian, Hindi, Urdu, Catalan, and Portuguese.
- In 2011, CCAP provided services to 897 adult individuals
- We welcome and provide comprehensive services to male victims of intimate partner abuse, as well as victims from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.