All services are free and confidential and provided regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, sexual or religious orientation, immigration status or national origin.
Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide support through safety planning, crisis intervention, assessment of needs, identification of options, community referrals, and assistance with obtaining emergency safe shelter.
INDIVIDUAL SAFETY PLANNING AND SUPPORT
Advocacy counselors are available who understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. Confidential sessions are held on a walk-in or appointment basis. Our advocates work with victims and children to help them identify emotions, develop coping skills and a personalized safety plan.
Weekly support groups are available to survivors who are currently or have previously experienced domestic abuse or sexual assault, providing a safe and confidential environment for participants to explore their experiences.
HOSPITAL ACCOMPANIMENT (Sexual Assault)
A trained advocate will be called by the hospital. The advocate can provide information about what will happen next and emotional support during the survivor's time at the hospital, answer common questions about legal and medical processes, assist the survivor in planning for their safety following the assault, and help to connect the survivor to follow up
services and other resources
Violence Prevention classes are taught at local schools and after-school programs. Students learn about healthy relationships, gender role stereotypes, conflict resolution, and building self-esteem.
Speakers are available to present programs to professional and community groups, corporations and the faith community on domestic and sexual violence dynamics, prevalence and prevention. Tabletop displays are also available for health and educational fairs.
Court advocates provide support to victims in both civil and criminal proceedings providing information on available legal options (i.e. protective orders, criminal charges), what to expect and how to prepare for a hearing, referral to other agency services, and safety planning. We do not provide legal advice; however, free Legal Clinics are available to answer
questions about separation, divorce, child custody, immigration, criminal proceedings and civil orders.
EMERGENCY SHELTER PLACEMENT
To ensure immediate safety, victims will be assisted in finding emergency safe shelter placement.