ur Help & Crisis Line, Help & Crisis Live Chat, and On-Scene Advocate services are available 24/7/365.
We strive to make our services available to all demographics. We work with people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, abilities, and orientations.
No, we understand that people seek support in many different circumstances. We are available to provide resources and support to people even when there is no immediate crisis.
Yes, you are anonymous! We don't have access to your phone number or your IP address. The only information we have is what you tell us. And, if you choose to disclose identifying information to us, it is confidential. (Note that we are mandatory reporters, so if we receive identifying information about a minor being abused, we have to make a DCS report.)
We understand how crucial confidentiality is to our clients' safety. We will not confirm or deny if someone uses our services without a specific written release from our client. If someone calls asking, we will inform the caller that we cannot confirm or deny whether the person they are asking about uses our services or not.
- Right to an advocate;
- Right to confidential communications with an advocate;
- Right to no cost forensic exam;
- Right to decline/skip portions/end exam as requested.
Nothing. A survivor is not responsible for the costs associated with the collection of evidence. The costs of an evidentiary exam are covered by the Criminal Justice Institute's Sexual Assault Reimbursement fund and should not be billed to the survivor.
No, the evidentiary exam is completely voluntary and any portion can be skipped at the survivor's request.
We often meet at the hospital, but our team also offers On-Scene Advocacy at the police station, clerk's office, and at Middle Way House.
- Out of all the professionals involved, we are the only ones who have the sole purpose of providing support to the survivor and advocating for their needs, which includes:
- Emotional support, affirmation, & empowerment;
- Support during forensic exam/medical process;
- Safety planning;
- Connections to situation-specific resources.
Yes. In the state of Indiana, everyone is a mandatory reporter, meaning that anyone who has specific knowledge of child abuse or neglect MUST report it.