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Support Services: Victims and Families

Victims of Asbestos related disease:
The first thing that happens when a victim makes contact with ADSSA is that we listen to "their" story. Our Social Worker, Penny Jacomos, then contacts the victim and can arrange a home or hospital visit.

This is a very important part of what we do at ADSSA. The victim can often be in a state of shock and depression. It can be a great help to have someone outside the situation to listen to him or her - someone who knows exactly what they are going through and can give support in many different ways.

It is a comfort to the victim to know that someone really knows what they are going through that someone has already gone through what they are now experiencing and care because they understand the pain.