Grants Coordinator
Full-Time | Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you have a way with words, a passion for helping others, and a mind for details? We are looking for an expert Grants Coordinator to help us achieve our strategic, programmatic, and budgetary goals!
Education Specialist
Part-Time | Flexible Schedule

Do you have a knack for learning new software, a talent for keeping yourself and others on track, and top notch organization skills? We are looking for an Education Specialist to help us maintain and perfect our Summit Victim Assistance Academy's online learning & training portal.
SVAA 2021 Webinars
Services & Resiliency Series

Our Services & Resiliency Series are tailored for first responders, case workers, victim advocates, social workers, and any professionals encountering social services. These workshops are intended to provide information, resources, and practical skills to help professionals be trauma informed and to build resiliency in their personal and professional lives.
The Essentials of Victim Advocacy
June 1 - 9, 2021 | Virtual Classroom

Course Schedule
June 1 - June 3 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
June 5 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 7 - June 9 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us online for this session of The Essentials of Victim Advocacy! Our 100% digital curriculum was developed to ensure the safety of our training team and our class participants, complete with a virtual classroom and recorded sessions.

Each student will receive an Essentials Student Home Care Box, equipped with everything you will need for the week!

During this virtual session, the same expert training team will teach you the tools needed to provide crisis intervention to individuals who have experienced trauma.

Enhance your skills with group practice role-play sessions with trained coaches. You will receive individual coaching and feedback to ensure that you are comfortable translating the knowledge learned during this session into practical applications!

Note: Participants are encouraged to register prior to May 24th to ensure that the Essentials Student Home Care Box arrives prior to the first day of the session.
A Summit County Crisis Response Team volunteer provides trauma-informed services to victims, family members and communities, impacted by crisis, violence, or tragedy. Crisis Response Team volunteers offer immediate crisis intervention and advocacy via phone, chat, text, or in-person to address the aftermath of the client’s victimization.

Volunteers can only build confidence through practice, exposure, and experience, all three things you will gain while fulfilling your minimum 16 hours of work per month. If you are up for the commitment, apply today! We can’t wait to get started!
2021 Mardi Gras Gala Presented by Leppo Rents
Victim Assistance Program & Leppo Rents invite you to
A Virtual Bourbon Street Extravaganza
Saturday, March 6, 2021

For the first time ever, this Bourbon Street extravaganza is going virtual. Attendees can expect food, drinks, awards, auctions, games, and plenty of opportunities to donate throughout the night. We’ve partnered with some great local companies and vendors this year.
50/50 Raffle Tickets Available!
Raffle Ticket (Single) - $10

Raffle Ticket Bundle (3 Tickets) - $25

Enter your name into the drawing for a chance to win! One ticket = One Entry! Winner will be chosen during our event on March 6, 2021!
Ticket Opportunities
$250: Reveler Patron Package - Not a business but still want to enjoy the perks of a sponsorship? This featured package comes with all of the benefits of our Reveler Sponsorship, including Event Recognition, (2) Small Plates, (2) Bottles of Wine, (2) Local Swag Bags, and (2) Digital Tickets! Come Revel with VAP!

$75 Ticket Package - (1) Small Plate, (1) Bottle of Wine, (1) Local Swag Bag, and (1) Digital Ticket

$40 Ticket Package - (1) Bottle of Wine, (1) Local Swag Bag, and (1) Digital Ticket

$25 Digital Ticket Only
How You Can Help
Will you join in to reach our goal of $100,000 this year?
For the last 29 years, proceeds from our annual Mardi Gras Gala have directly impacted victims of crime and trauma in Summit County. The strong support of generous donors like you, allow our team to provide 24-hour crime scene response, advocacy and education to over 6,000 individuals a year.
Thank You, Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Mardi Gras Sponsors
Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of Presidents' Day but our advocates are always here to listen.

Just call our 24/7 hotline to speak with an advocate.


Have a safe and happy holidays!