Advocates are here to support you through this tough time. We are here to help you and connect you to resources that we know and trust, and are willing to help with many different aspects of your journey. We are here to empower you through support and advocacy. 

Advocates are not counselors, therapists, lawyers, housing authorities, doctors, etc. Advocates offer emotional support with a judgment free approach, active listening and empathy. We are someone you can confide in and we will empower you to live a life free of violence. All of our services are free and confidential.

Services:

Legal Advocacy

  • Connecting to legal aid resources
  • Support through legal proceedings, including accompanying to court hearings
  • Support in the filing process for PPOs, divorce, custody, etc. 

Housing Advocacy

  • Providing applications 
  • Vouchers
  • Connecting to local resources that can assist with financial barriers
  • Support through eviction process

Individual Advocacy

  • Goal setting
  • Needs assessment
  • Support in connecting to community resources
  • WIC
  • Food assistance
  • Cash assistance
  • DHHS services
  • Community mental health
  • Potential funding assistance 

Medical Advocacy

  • Transportation to and providing support during SANE Exams
  • Assisting in tracking evidence collection kit
  • Connecting with Community Mental Health

Employment Advocacy

  • Providing applications

Education Advocacy

  • Connecting to GED resources
  • Providing college applications
  • Connecting children to local schools 

Safety Planning

  • Creating a plan for potential incidents to ensure safety
  • Encouraging police intervention

Prevention Education

  • Workshops and group meetings to cover topics such as:
    • Healthy relationships
    • How to recognize abuse
    • Being self sufficient 
    • And many others
  • Individual education on requested topics is also available

Support Groups

Weekly support group offerings within the 3 counties we service, including:

  • Journaling
  • Parenting 
  • Healthy relationships
  • And many more opportunities

Individual support

  • Short-term emotional support