If you have experienced sex and gender-based violence or know somebody who has, you may consider contacting a Victim Advocate. A Victim Advocate is a person who has been trained to support victims of crimes, by providing emotional support and help navigating resources and the criminal justice system. Advocacy agencies often provide counseling, 24-hour crisis lines, housing resources, and legal support for free or reduced costs.
In most instances, these care providers can speak to you confidentially about your concerns:
ATVP provides supportive services to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and stalking. Among the many supportive services offered (shelter, crisis intervention, support group, etc…), ATVP’s legal advocates can help you assess safety needs and help you obtain protective orders. Services are confidential, free of charge and offered without discrimination. The hotline is available 24 hours a day. ATVP also houses the Whitman County Crime Victim Service Center, which offers many of these services to all victims of crime. 509-332-4357 or 1-877-334-2887.
A 24-hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program for victims and survivors offering free and confidential services. Services include the crisis line, safe shelter, legal advocacy, advocacy-based counseling, child advocacy, and support groups. Domestic violence advocates are available for safety planning, help finding community resources, and supportive listening. 509-326-2255.
SAFeT provides victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence, including 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, information and referral, counseling, support groups, and education and prevention. 509-624-7273. For more information, visit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center
Provides free and confidential victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence. (509) 452-9675
Provides a 24-hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program and confidential services. (509) 248-7796
DVS provides free, safe, and confidential shelter and support to victims of domestic violence. DVS is available 24 hours a day to assist anyone who has questions or concerns about domestic violence. 509-582-9841 or 1-800-648-1277.
SAFeT provides victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence, including 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, information and referral, counseling, support groups, and education and prevention. 509-624-7273.
SARC provides crisis services, support, and advocacy to victims, non-offending family members, and others who are impacted by crime, 24 hours a day. SARC services are free of charge and confidential. 509-374-5391. To learn more, visit the Support, Advocacy & Resource Center
SAFeT provides victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence, including 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, information and referral, counseling, support groups, and education and prevention. 1-888-425-1176.
Domestic Violence Services (DVS) can provide free and confidential services, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. 425-252-2873.
Direct services for victims of crimes. 1-800-346-7555.
Provides comprehensive domestic violence services for survivors in need, including emergency shelters. 425-774-9843.
Provides therapy, support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, personal support, information, and referral services.
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) which provides free, confidential services 24 hours a day. RAINN also partners with many local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline (1-877-995-5247) for the Department of Defense. Information about local counseling centers and victim advocates can also be found on their website. 1-800-656-HOPE.
NDVH provides confidential and free support to victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day. Advocates can provide information on safety planning and local resources, as well as provide referral services. 1-800-799-7233.
Provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and more.
Advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.