First and foremost, congratulate yourself for taking this step. It can take a lot of courage to reach out for support after an incident like you've been through. Whatever the circumstances were that led you to California Victims Compensation Board (CalVCB) and to me, I'm sorry it happened, and I'm glad you're here. You've walked a long way by yourself, and I'd like to help support you during the next leg of your journey to healing.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA VICTIMS COMPENSATION BOARD (CalVCB)
CalVCB is a state-sponsored program to help people who have been victims of crime and their families to get the services they need to heal and recover. Many of your expenses, including mental health treatment and therapy, may be eligible for reimbursement through CalVCB. At no cost to you, you can attend therapy through a CalVCB provider without necessarily needing to go through your health insurance. Click here for more information. Getting set up through CalVCB can be intimidating, but I'll help you get set up.
- Fill out an application to be approved for services.
Click here for instructions. Click here for the application.
If you were at the Route 91 shooting in Vegas, there is an expedited application process; please click here.
- Check "mental health treatment" and any other applicable services in Section 4 of the application.
- Please fill out Section 9 on health insurance.
CalVCB is the "payer of last resort", meaning they'll see if your insurance is willing to pay for all or part of your treatment, so they need this information.
- Mail in the completed application.
Keep a photocopy for yourself. Please bring this with you to your first session with me.
- (Optional) Visit a county Victims of Crime office to speak with someone in person.
Click here for information on the Orange County Victim Services department.
- You'll receive a letter from CalVCB with an application number on it. When you get this, please give this information to me.
- The rest of the paperwork is on my end. I'll work with you in session to get any information I need.