How Can You Help Me?
Our advocates are trained to help you. Whether you’re calling as a victim of crime, a friend or family member concerned about a loved one, or anyone else – we can help. There is no cost to our services and they are always confidential.
Here’s what you can expect when you call us.
“Thanks for reaching out.”
We are completely confidential and anonymous. We want to share how brave you are for calling us today. It takes a lot of strength to take that first step.
“Do you feel safe right now?”
Your safety is a priority for us - both physically and emotionally. If you don't feel safe, we can talk through different ways to help get you to a safe location. If you feel ilke you can't leave, we can help you develop a physical and emotional safety plan.
"As we talk, you can tell me as little or as much about your situation as you feel comfortable with."
Your priority is our priority. You are the expert of your own life. We will not convince you to make decisions you are not ready to make or make you uncomfortable. You are in control of the conversation.
“Can we talk about self-care and ways to take care of yourself during this difficult time?”
Self-care is important but can be easy to forget when you are going through a difficult time. Our advocates may talk to you about different hobbies you have had or currently have. Our advocate may also explore different ways you can care for yourself. For example, journaling, ways you can get good sleep, and taking a walk. Each one of us has a different way to practice self-care.
“Let’s brainstorm together.”
As the caller, it's completely your choice if you would like to have an advocate walk you through the options available to you. That might include other resources that can help you, how you can safely leave your situation if you choose to, or other services that are available. We want to help you.