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Victim Advocates

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:

Pullman

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE OF THE PALOUSE

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.


Spokane

YWCA ALTERNATIVES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM

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.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND FAMILY TRAUMA (SAFET) RESPONSE 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.  509-624-7273.  For more information, visit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center

 


Yakima 

ASPEN VICTIM ADVOCACY SERVICES

Provides free and confidential victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence. (509) 452-9675

YWCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS SERVICE

Provides a 24 hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program and confidential services. 509-248-7796


Tri-Cities

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES OF BENTON & FRANKLIN COUNTIES (DVS)

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.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND FAMILY TRAUMA (SAFET) RESPONSE 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.   509-624-7273.

THE SUPPORT, ADVOCACY & RESOURCE CENTER (SARC)

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


Vancouver

CLARK COUNTY CRIME VICTIM SERVICES

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.


Everett

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Domestic Violence Services (DVS) can provide free and confidential services, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education.  425-252-2873.

EVERETT CRIME VICTIM SERVICES

Direct services for victims of crimes. 1-800-346-7555.

YWCA PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN

Provides comprehensive domestic violence services for survivors in need, including emergency shelters.  425-774-9843.

KITSAP SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER & CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE CENTER

Provides therapy, support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, personal support, information and referral services.


Nationwide

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

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.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

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.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

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.

Love is Respect 

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.