In Crisis? Get help 24 hours a day.
Linea directa de 24 horas, apoyo en crisis, se da informacion y se remite.
All services are free and confidential
to victims, family and friends
We offer personal safety educational programs to children and teens, parents and teachers, older adults, and individuals with disabilities in schools, community centers and professional settings in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
NOVA is an advocate for victims and victims' rights. We provide legal support and accompaniment to all criminal justice proceedings. We speak in support of victims and victims' rights on the local, state and national levels.
NOVA provides absolutely free one-on-one short-term counseling to help victims, their families and significant others to identify and work through their thoughts and feelings surrounding their victimization.
Announcing NOVA’s Inaugural NO BULLying Run!
A 5 mile/1 mile fun run.
Date: Sat, June 15, 2013
Place: Starting at Doylestown Central Park
Funds raised will help NOVA continue to raise awareness and educate the community on the effects and consequences of bullying. There will also be family friendly events taking place during and after the run.
JOIN US FOR 5 MILES AGAINST BULLYING
SAVE THE DATE:
Children's Advocacy Center
Third Annual Miniature Golf Outing
Come out and enjoy a day of fun and help support the Bucks County Children's Advocacy Center.
Date: Sun., June 2, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Four Seasons Golf Center, 1208 Swamp Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901 (Fountainville)
Cost: $12 a ticket includes golf and lunch
8th Annual Christmas in July Toy Run to Benefit NOVA
Presented by Bikers Against Child Abuse of Bucks County
Bikes, Cars and Trucks Welcome!
Date: Sat., July 20, 2013
Time: Registration begins 9:00am - Run promptly at 11:30am
Place: Faulkner-Ciocca Ford of Souderton (3470 Bethlehem Pike, Sounderton, PA) and ending with a picnic at Peace Valley Park.
Cost: $10 or items from the list below.
Small Travel Size Games (Checkers, Connect 4, Battleship etc.)
Multicultural Dolls (for Counseling Rooms)
Large Floor Puzzles (ages 3+)
Doll House Dolls and Furniture
Art Supplies (Washable Crayons & Markers, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper, Safety Scissors, Elmer's Glue, Scotch Tape, Play Dough)
Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, K-Mart, MasterCard or Visa also accepted.
FREE ride pin with registration for first 75 participants.
Click Here for a flyer. (jpg 1.46MB)
Crisis Response Training
Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT) Basic Crisis Response Training
This training is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to join KCIT or the Bucks County Crisis Response Team. For more information on KCIT click here.
Date: June 18 - 21, 2013
Place: Hampton Inn at Williamsburg Square, State College, PA
Online Registration: www.kcitpa.org
Deadline for Registration: May 24, 2013
Training Brochure: Click Here (pdf 77KB)
Parent Support Group for parents of children who have experienced sexual abuse – May 2013 at NOVA's Fairless Hills office
Click here for more information on individual counseling and support groups. If interested call 1-800-675-6900.
“Safety and security don't just happen; they are the result of collective consensus and public investment.
We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
Last year, NOVA helped nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse and provided 1,895 prevention education programs in Bucks County Schools.
Read the letter to the editor of The Intelligencer from December 25, 2011 entitled "Sexual Assault Victims, We're Here to Help"
Men and boys are also the victims of the crimes of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape. In fact, in the U.S., over 10% of all victims are male.
Click here for more information and resources.
No Go Tell Storybook for Purchase
Looking for a tool to help you talk to children about child abuse prevention and personal safety? NOVA has a book and coloring book designed for preschool and elementary age children to support the personal safety rules NO-GO-TELL. Call today to find out how to purchase your copy! 215-343-6543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for an order form.
NOVA helps victims of all types of crime, including: Acquaintance rape, assault, bullying, campus crime, child abuse, child sexual abuse, date rape drugs, drunk driving, dating violence, elder abuse, hate crimes, homicide, human trafficking, incest, juvenile crime, male sexual assault, rape, sexual harrassment, and stalking.
Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community. Anonymous, confidential and secure support for members of the active duty military community available live 24/7. Click the icon below or go to www.safehelpline.org or call 877-995-5247.
Cuando el crimen ataca, estamos aquí para ayudar. Lea más sobre NOVA (.pdf)
Haga clic aquí para traducir sitio web de NOVA en español.
United Way of Bucks County - Select from the list of agencies:
Network of Victim Assistance
United Way of Southeastern PA - Select agency code: #801
For more information on Bucks County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) see www.BUCKSCAC.org.
In 2012, NOVA served 3,562 victims of crime and their family members or friends. Nearly 59% were sexual assault victims under the age of 18 while 25% of all victims were male.
NOVA follows a policy of equal opportunity in its delivery of service and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.