You make a difference so that we can make a difference!

Why is Crime Victim Services Ministry and Crisis Response ministry able to reach out and care for many innocent and hurting folks in East Texas? It's because you respond and you choose to make a difference. Because you choose to make a difference, we are able to make a difference.

Crime Victim Services and Crisis Response Ministry Volunteers and Staff members continue to address the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of individuals and families impacted by acts of crime, disaster, and terrorism.  We can't do it without your partnership and your financial help. 

We are on the home stretch of the 2017. Today is it. Will you help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of the hurting in East Texas?  Please consider making a financial gift today as we prepare to move into the New Year. Donations of $10, $15 or $20 help us provide assistance 24/7. Go to www.cvstx.org to donate online or send to 200 N. Beckham Ave - Tyler, TX 75702. Call 903.345.0264 for further information.

Thank you for your financial support and prayers!  May you have a happy and blessed 2018!

CVSM and CRM are faith-based charitable and tax-exempt organizations.

In this season of giving, give a gift that helps to brighten the lives of those who have suffered trauma and loss.

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many individuals. For those who have been victimized by crime, it is especially difficult. Many among us have struggled with the cloud of grief and sadness that may surround the holidays when a coworker, friend or family has experienced a tragedy such as a sudden violent death or a serious physical or emotional injury.  Crime Victim Services Ministry plays a very important role in providing emotional and spiritual support for people in the midst of this type of crisis. 

In this season of giving, would you prayerfully consider making a end of year donation to help Crime Victim Services Ministry as we help those who have suffered trauma and loss?  Your gift will be used to brighten the lives of those in crisis.

To Donate online, click the DONATE button at the bottom of this page.

Donations by check can be mailed to Crime Victims Services Ministry, 200 N. Beckham, Tyler, TX, 75702.

Go to www.cvstx.org

 

Do you know how to respond when tragedy strikes your family, friends, neighborhood, community or church?

Tragedy can strike anyone, anywhere, and at anytime. Do you know how to respond when tragedy strikes your family, friends, neighborhood, community or church? Do you know how best to help those who are hurting or grieving?

Do you have a desire to HELP, but don't know where to begin or how to determine what one needs in a crisis or disaster situation? Do you have a desire to help meet a victim's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs?

We welcome you to join us for the Crisis & Disaster Readiness Training. Become a part of the 'Crisis Reserve Corps' with Crime Victim Service Ministries. CVSM is a strategic partner with Crisis Response Ministry (CRM), a ministry serving a valuable role by providing comfort and encouragement to trauma survivors and the community at large.

Training will be held Saturday, November 11th, 8am-12:00pm, at Grace Community Church located at 3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, TX. 75701.

 To register or find out more information, click here.

 

Crisis Response Ministry Serves Hurricane Harvey Evacuees in Tyler

Smith and Henderson County chapter volunteers of the Crisis Response Ministry deployed in support of local relief efforts to serve over 1800 evacuees arriving in the Tyler area. On Thursday, August 31st, CRM Crisis Responders provided emotional and spiritual support to evacuees at the disaster relief feeding site operated by the Salvation Army.  The Crisis Response Ministry team felt honored to have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus for these folks. The journey to rebuild lives and homes affected by Hurricane Harvey will be a long, difficult one. Please join CRM in continuing to pray for these individuals and families in the days ahead.

Are you interested in becoming a CRM Crisis Responder and being able share the love of Christ with hurting people? If so, please contact us for further information on upcoming meetings and training opportunities. 

Would you like to help support the Crisis Responders' efforts to minister to those who have experienced devastating losses from this storm by making a financial donation?

Please DONATE HERE

If you prefer to donate by check, send to: 
Crisis Response Ministry - East Texas
200 N. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX, 75702.

Go to www.cvstx.org

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Urgent Call for Donations To Support Crisis Response Ministry Henderson and Smith County Chapters

URGENT call for donations to support Crisis Response Ministry of Henderson County and Smith County Chapters' response to Hurricane Harvey. Local chapters of Crisis Response Ministry are responding to the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care for disaster victims.  Our donors and supporters have always been there in times of crisis – we know that in response to Hurricane Harvey hitting our home State of Texas, you will want to help. Please help CRM respond to one of the worst hurricanes to hit our coast in over a decade. DONATE HERE.

If you prefer to donate by check, donations can be mailed to Crisis Response Ministry, 200 N. Beckham, Tyler, TX, 75702.

Go to www.cvstx.org

CRM Sponsors Tyler PFA Course - May 20

The HELP Center - Crime Victim Services Unit, Crisis Response Ministry and the Baylor University School of Social Work are sponsoring a Psychological First Aid course on May 20 in Tyler, TX.  The eight hour course qualifies for continuing education (CEUs) and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit hours.  The course will be held at the Tyler Police Department's Faulkner Substation (574 W. Cumberland Rd., Tyler, TX) from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.  The course is being provided free of charge.  Click Here for the Psychological First Aid flyer.
While registering at Eventbrite participants will be given the opportunity to make a donation to cover course expenses and materials. Registration opens on Monday, May 1 at 9:00 AM.  Seating is limited.
The course will be taught by Dr. Jim Ellor, Professor of Social Work at Baylor University.  It is open to crisis responders, 1st Responders, mental health providers, law enforcement, emergency management and those individuals seeking to meet the requirements for becoming a Volunteer Crisis Responder or Chaplain with Crisis Response Ministry.

Click Here for the Psychological First Aid flyer

Click Here for Online Registration at Eventbrite - Opens May 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

The Henderson County HELP Center, Crisis Response Ministry and Crime Victim Services Ministry are separate and distinct 501c3 non-profit, tax-exempt organizations.

CVSM is Going Google!!!

CVSM and the HC HELP Center's Crime Victim Services Program is going Google.  CVSM has qualified as a Google Nonprofit program as a Charitable Organization.  This provides CVSM access to a multitude of web-based tools.  More information will be forthcoming as CVSM integrates Google Nonprofit into its day-to-day response to the needs of Victims of crime and terrorism.

Crime Victim Conference of ET - October 10-11

The 2016 Crime Victim Conference of East Texas is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11.  This year's event will be held at the campus of Trinity Valley Community College (Student Union Building's Sub-ball Room)  in Athens, Texas.  The conference will notable speakers such as: Dr. Vincent Ramos and Dr. Suzanne Dakil.  The Opening Plenary and Keynote Speaker will be Gloria Campos.

The conference is eligible for CEUand TCOLE credits.

Registration for the event is $25 and includes workshops, event T-shirt and lunch each day.  The registration deadline is September 22, 2016.  Online registration and a conference schedule can be accessed and downloaded at:
http://www.henderson-county.com/departments/district-attorney/crime-victims-conference

ET CISM & Piney Woods RAC-G to Provide CISM Training in August

The Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council (RAC-G) is sponsoring two critical incident stress management (CISM) courses in August. The training is intended for First Responders, Mental Health providers and Medical personnel.  The courses will be taught in two sections and held at Tyler Junior College (TJC) West Campus on Wednesday-Thursday, August 3-4 & 17-18 from 7:30AM-5PM.

On August 3-4 Retired Richardson Police Department Lieutenant Larry Lowe will teach the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation's (ICISF) Assisting Individuals In Crisis course.  The 2-day course includes defining psychological crisis and intervention; importance of the resistance, resiliency, and recovery continuum; applying appropriate crisis intervention techniques; and recognizing and avoiding risks of inadvertent "harm."  Lt. Lowe will return on August 17-18 and conduct the ICISF Group Crisis Intervention course.  There is No Charge for the training and the RAC will provide a light lunch and snacks each day.

RAC-G Registration Website

CISM Training Location:
Tyler Junior College West Campus
1530 S SW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
Room 104 - 7:30AM - 5:00PM Each Day