How we can help;

Emotional Support:

 

  •  Opportunity to vent

  •  Validate emotions and reactions

  •  Reassuring the victim that he / she is not alone

  •  Help cope with the impact of a  traumatic event

  •  Identify options and choices

  •  Help victim talk to their family  members  if the victim chooses to

  •  Advocate on behalf of victims

 

Practical assistance:

 

         Offer Safety planning whether  victim chooses to remain in or  leave situation

          Transportation:

  •  to a friend or  family member 

  •  home

  •  shelter

  •  hospital

  •  emergency housing

  •  police station

 

         Accompaniment to:      

  •  police services

  •  hospital     

  •  social services

  •  court house

  •  lawyer       

 

         Provide some clothing, food and personal hygiene products

         Provide on-site or telephone assistance

         Change door locks

 

Information & Referral: 

          Provide information and referrals to  appropriate resources and services

         Ensure victims receive and continue to receive support and assistance