New Clients & VOCA

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)


The LIFE Center is a recipient of the State of Florida VOCA grant for Victims of Crime incidents. Since 1999 we have offered specific programs to help survivors who have experienced post traumatic stress effects due to a criminal act, including DUI, rape, hit and run accidents, homicide, robbery or personal injury. The LIFE Center is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization providing support groups and immediate individual counseling for trauma victims of crime.

Sheryle R. Baker, LMHC, the former Executive Director of the Center is certified in a therapeutic method called EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ). This method is designed to help reduce post traumatic stress symptoms and help to clear disturbing images, beliefs and blocked emotions which may obstruct the healing process. Clients have reported remarkable positive changes in a relatively few number of sessions, after EMDR treatment.

The LIFE Center’s trained professional staff and volunteers provide specialized state of the art counseling program services to victims of crime in a compassionate, kind, and attentive environment.

Please call for VOCA program information.

(813) 237-3114

This project was supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs. Sponsored by The LIFE Center of the Suncoast and the State of Florida.

Statewide Crime Victim Information & Referral

New Client Intake Informed Consent & HIPPA

  • The LIFE Center of the Suncoast is able to provide intake and informed consent paperwork online.

  • Please download the form, print and complete the information; you can provide the information to TLC in person or email to: