Advocacy, Information & Support

Advocacy services are centered around encouraging the empowerment of victim-survivors during their healing process, supporting friends and family and providing education about the issues surrounding sexual assault and abuse.

We firmly believe the right of a victim-survivor of sexual assault to:

  • be believed
  • receive non-judgmental support
  • choose her or his own pace and path of healing
  • expect privacy and confidentiality
  • accept or reject any agency service
  • receive accurate and current information

The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County provides services to any individual whose life has been impacted by sexual assault, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, income, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Drop-In Services - Our Drop-In Center is a safe place for survivors to come for a hot meal, support groups, classes and workshops, community with other survivors, physical and mental health care, and more.

Emotional Support

An emotional reaction to a traumatic event such as sexual assault is quite natural. Many people feel “strange” or unlike themselves for different lengths of time after an assault. Emotional reactions...

Drop-In Services - Our Drop-In Center is a safe place for survivors to come for a hot meal, support groups, classes and workshops, community with other survivors, physical and mental health care, and more.

Medical Advocacy

It is very important to seek medical care as soon as possible after a sexual assault. (This doesn’t mean you have to file a report to law enforcement.) There is a...

Drop-In Services - Our Drop-In Center is a safe place for survivors to come for a hot meal, support groups, classes and workshops, community with other survivors, physical and mental health care, and more.

Legal Advocacy

A Legal Advocate is available to assist with criminal and civil proceedings at no charge to the victim/survivor. The following legal services may be provided: Assistance during the criminal proceedings Assistance...

Drop-In Services - Our Drop-In Center is a safe place for survivors to come for a hot meal, support groups, classes and workshops, community with other survivors, physical and mental health care, and more.

Crisis Line

Our 24-hour crisis phone line connects you to an advocate to provide immediate assistance information, emotional support, and medical and legal advocacy. Additional in-person support services can be arranged by calling...