Experiencing stalking is scary and often not taken seriously. If you are experiencing stalking, help is avaiable.You can talk with someone from VPVA at (856) 225-2326 to discuss options and safety planning. Talking with staff at VPVA does not mean you are reporting an incident.
Anyone, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation be a victim of stalking. For more information about statistics and definitions, click here.
What is Stalking?
While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
Some common stalking behaviors include:
Repeated social media posts or false social media posts
Repeated approaching or following
Repeated Phone calls or texts
Physical intimidation or assault
As with other types of abuse or violence, there are two broad categories of options: legal or counseling. You may pursue either or both of these options. If you wish to speak to a counselor or advocate to find out more information about these options, please call our office at (856) 225-2326
It is important for victims of dating/domestic violence to create a safety plan to address risks created by the stalker and help to minimize the risk of future stalking incidents. For help creating a safety plan, please contact VPVA at (856) 225-2326
We offer individual counseling to victim/survivors of stalking that is free and confidential. Our counseling services seek to provide you with the opportunity to talk about your feelings, fears, questions, whatever is on your mind. We will not try to “make you” do anything. We will not try and make you end relationships, press criminal charges or get a restraining order. What we will do is give you the opportunity to explore all of your options and help you make informed decisions. It is up to you. We wish to support you while you make these difficult choices. If you are interested in counseling, please call our office at (856) 225-2326 to make an appointment.