How we started
In August 2005, Saneta Maiko, Ph.D., an ordained clergy from Kenya received an inspiration to start an organization known as Crime Victim Shalom Restoration Services (CVSRS) which later on became Crime Victim Care of Allen County (CVC) in 2006. CVC was initially founded to help immigrant and non English speaking people in Fort Wayne and Allen County cope with falling victim to a crime. That scope, however, later was expanded to support all refugees and immigrants struggling with addictions, cultural adjustment, parenting skills, mental health, child abuse and neglect, new US laws, educational system, criminal justice system and immigration matters.
Through CVC, a non-profit entity, immigrant and non-English speaking population can receive parenting education, counseling, assistance with the criminal justice system, court accompaniment, assistance with completing the Crime Victims Compensation application, home based case management via short term and long term support, awareness on stalking, bullying, dating, domestic and sexual violence. CVC provides addiction support to court ordered clients with linguistic and cultural barriers. CVC also conducts cultural awareness, sensitivity and competency conferences and workshops to service providers.