Service Information

Acute Advocacy Services:

For a survivor, navigating the medical or legal systems alone can feel overwhelming, impersonal, and traumatic. Advocates are available to meet in-person or virtually 24 hours a day to help them through the hospital, police, or court systems, and provide crisis intervention and emotional support. Advocates can support in person through this initial step of acute crisis.We can also coordinate a free safe ride to the hospital if/when needed. Advocates shall respond within one hour in person to the following locations as requested and also provide a free safe ride to survivors to

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Any District of Columbia Emergency Department
  • The location of any law enforcement interview taking place in the District
  • Any location where a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) exam is being performed in the District. 

The decisions of choosing or not choosing any medical, forensic, and/or hospital care, reporting an assault to District authorities, or the pursuit of any legal action, is always the choice of the survivor, and will never affect the quality of advocacy services offered. DCRCC values consent –the ability to decide freely- as a human right, and advocates will be there to support and affirm decisions made by a survivor. 

Follow up/General Advocacy Services:
Following acute sexual assault advocacy response, survivors are invited to engage in ongoing sexual assault advocacy services designed to support survivors in the healing process. Advocates collaborate with survivors during the intake process to identify needs, supports, referrals and cultivate a plan for an ongoing partnership throughout the healing journey.

To learn more about Follow up/General Advocacy services, please contact Tammi Hogan at [email protected]

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