Once in contact with an advocate, a victim can expect to feel listened to valued, respected and educated. An advocate will help a victim learn what services are available to them in their county. An advocate can explain how the different service providers (ex: police, hospital, DV/SA programs) overlap and how each have a specific role in assisting a victim.
For anyone dealing with the effects of domestic and/or sexual violence, each situation and circumstance is uniquely different. If we are not able to appropriately address certain needs a victim or a victim’s family may have, we will gladly help find an organization that does.
For DV/SA agencies who are unfamiliar with the Deaf community, we provide support and assistance for any questions or uncertainties that may arise (ex: how to find an interpreter, who is responsible for the cost of an interpreter).