Vera House

Advocacy Program

The Advocacy Program provides comprehensive trauma informed empowerment based support services to victims of domestic/sexual violence and elder abuse. Advocates work with the individual to create an individualized safety plan, provide counseling, information and referrals, and education. They assist individuals in navigating the legal, medical, and social service systems. Face to face crisis intervention is provided wherever it is needed including at doctors’ offices/hospitals, law enforcement agencies, schools/universities, and nursing homes. Advocates are out-stationed at the District Attorney’s Office, specialized Domestic Violence Courts, and Child Protective Services. A key component of this program is our 24-hour crisis and support line.