Advocacy

Victim Advocates

If you have experienced sex and gender-based violence or know somebody who has, you may consider contacting a Victim Advocate. Victim Advocates are trained to support victims of crimes by providing emotional support and help navigate resources and the criminal justice system.

In most instances, these care providers can speak to you confidentially about your concerns:

Advocacy Agencies

Pullman

Alternatives To Violence of the Palouse (ATVP)

ATVP provides supportive services to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and stalking. ATVP’s legal advocates can help you assess safety needs and obtain protective orders. Services are confidential, free of charge, and offered without discrimination. ATVP also houses the Whitman County Crime Victim Service Center, which offers many of these services to all victims of crime. ATVP’s 24/7 Free & Confidential Hotline: 509-332-4357.

Spokane

YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program

YWCA offers a 24-hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program for victims and survivors offering free and confidential services. Services include:

  • Crisis line: 509-326-2255
  • Safe shelter
  • Legal advocacy
  • Advocacy-based counseling
  • Child advocacy
  • Support groups 

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WSCAP)

Find information about programs offering support for survivors of sexual assault in Washington State.

Yakima

Aspen Victim Advocacy Services

Aspen’s Victim Advocacy Services provides free and confidential victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence. Services include:

  • Sexual assault and crime survivor advocacy
  • 24-hour access to services
  • Advocacy-based counseling
  • Therapy
  • Information about abuse and assault
  • Referrals to other helpful programs
  • Help with housing
  • Support through the legal, medical and criminal justice systems
  • Community presentations and education

For more information call 509-452-9675.

YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Services

YWCA provides a 24-hour crisis line, and comprehensive domestic violence program, shelter, 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.

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.

Vancouver

Vancouver Crime Victim Services Center

Vancouver Crime Victim Services offers:

  • Medical and Legal Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Counseling
  • Support groups
  • Education and Prevention

Call 360-694-5624 for more information.

Everett

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services (DVS) can provide free and confidential services, including:

  • 24-hour support line: 425-252-2873
  • Emergency shelter
  • Legal advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Domestic violence education

Everett Crime Victim Services

Victim Support Services provides peer support and advocacy for victims of crimes. 425-252-6081

YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program

YWCA provides comprehensive domestic violence services for women in need, including emergency shelters. 425-774-9843.

Bremerton

Kitsap Sexual Assault Center

Kitsap Sexual Assault Center (KSAC) provides free, confidential, individual and family advocacy. Services include:

  • 24-hour hotline: (360)337-9773
  • 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.