“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.” (1)

The advocates of Freedom House are the first service contact providing various services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy 

Freedom House offers assistance in moving past the crisis, safety planning, resources and other support services are available through the outreach office. Services are free of charge to adult and child victims of domestic and/or sexual violence, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

What is an advocate?

An advocate is a person who has your best interests in mind. They ensure survivor’s voices are heard, rights are respected, and help with the healing process. Victim advocates at Freedom House have been trained to support survivors in the following ways:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Explore coping with symptoms
  • Normalize and validate experiences and feelings
  • Provide information, options, and resources
  • Provide education about sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Hospital, law enforcement or legal accompaniment 

Legal Advocacy 

Education, information, and support for victims interacting with the civil and criminal justice systems. This includes attorney referrals, resources, information on Protective Orders, and court accompaniment. 

Choosing Life & Project Possibilities

A program to learn more about interpersonal violence, your rights, options, decision making, and healthy relationships.