24/7 Advocacy & Response

24/7 Support Line

The Care Center Advocates are available on our 24/7 support hotline. Our trained Advocates provide supportive counseling, information and options, safety planning, and more.

Every Call is Answered:
785-843-8985

Medical Advocacy

Advocacy and support are available at the hospital during evidence collection exams.  We work with hospital staff to offer information and emotional support to survivors in order to ensure that you get the care that is best for you.  Advocates can also help you to obtain follow-up medical care that you might need, accompany you to medical appointments, and offer information and referrals in order to address any injury or physical health concerns caused by sexual trauma or abuse. Learn more by visiting our Going to the Hospital page.

 

Police & Court Advocacy

Advocates can answer any questions you may have about reporting sexual trauma or abuse and are available during interviews with law enforcement to provide advocacy and emotional support.  Advocates also provide court advocacy, which includes assistance with filing protection orders, accompaniment to court hearings, obtaining legal representation, navigating through legal proceedings, and more. Learn more by visiting our Reporting & Protection Orders page.

 

Personal Advocacy

Advocates are also available to talk in person to address any questions or concerns you may have.  Sexual trauma and abuse can affect many parts of your life including work, school, finances, housing, health, and more.  The Care Center Advocates take your lead and can help you with a variety of needs that include, applying for crime victim’s compensation, taking time off from work and school, and securing other social services that you might need.