Violence Intervention Advocacy Program
Changing Lives by Guiding Victims Through Recovery with a Trauma Informed Approach
Boston Medical Center’s VIAP Program helps guide victims of community violence through recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Using a trauma informed model of care, VIAP empowers clients and families, facilitates recovery by providing services and opportunities. VIAP presents options for families that bring hope and healing to their lives. In turn, this guidance helps strengthen others who are affected by violence and contributes to building safer and healthier communities.
The road to healing can be challenging for the victim and their family members no matter how the injury occurred. VIAP is here to help with information and resources to navigate systems to assist families as they are healing.
BMC’s Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP) is located in the Department of Emergency Medicine at:
771 Albany Street, Boston, MA, Dowling Building Ground Floor, Room G-09.
The VIAP Program is a founding member of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP). The NNHVIP works to strengthen existing hospital-based violence intervention programs in communities across the country.
NNHVIP had its annual conference at the end of August 2012 with a focus on addressing trauma, its impact on recovering victims and their progress.