Victim Advocacy services near ASU’s campuses
Here are just a few of the Victim Advocate programs around ASU’s campuses:
ASU Victim Advocates offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. ASU Victim-Survivor Services is a safe and confidential starting point for ASU students and employees affected by these issues. ASU Victim Advocates are confidential except when required by law to report incidents of abuse of a child or vulnerable adult or risks of harm to self or others.
Mobile Victim Advocacy programs
Similar to ASU Victim-Survivor Services, community victim advocates, also known as mobile victim advocates, do not require police involvement in order to access advocacy services. The programs listed below are in close proximity to ASU’s four Maricopa County campuses or will meet victim-survivors at locations across the valley. Victim Advocates are not on call and cannot be reached 24/7.
A New Leaf's REACH Sexual Violence Services addresses the unique, short- and long-term emotional safety and healing needs of those who have experienced sexual violence in the past and/or present. The REACH Sexual Violence Services Center/24-hour helpline provides personal advocacy, emotional support, holistic healing options, and group support for survivors and secondary survivors of sexual violence.
The REACH Sexual Violence Services Center can be reached by calling the 24-hour helpline at (480) 733-3028 or emailing REACH@turnanewleaf.org.
La Frontera / EMPACT-SPC’s Trauma Healing Program offers confidential, 24-hour a day services for individuals affected by sexual assault, domestic violence or hate crimes. Services include a confidential 24-hour hotline; mobile crisis support; individual, couples, family, and group therapy; and case management and advocacy. While the Victim Advocacy is not available 24/7, individuals can still call the crisis line after hours to be connected to an advocate the next business day.
Victim-survivors who are seeking a medical forensic exam, regardless of whether they choose to involve law enforcement, can connect with a victim advocate from HonorHealth. HonorHealth Victim Advocates may assist with referrals to community resources, orders of protection, developing a safety plan, and more. For general information, call 480-312-6340 (available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).
For more service providers, review the Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Programs List developed by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
City or County Victim Advocate programs
Victim Advocate programs within city governments are often affiliated with Police Departments or the court system. This means that if an assault is reported to law enforcement, a victim advocate will often respond after hours. The following Victim Assistance Units do not require police or court interaction to provide services and can be contacted directly. Please note that in regards to a victim-survivor’s criminal case, only the agency that has jurisdiction of the case may provide case updates. Victim advocates can accompany victim-survivors to a medical forensic exam and provide the services discussed on this page, though each and every city is different in how their victim services programs operate.
Tempe - Care 7
Glendale Family Advocacy Center - Victim's Assistance
Mesa Family Advocacy Center - Victim Services
City of Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center Victim Services
Lake Havasu Haven Family Resource Center
Amberly’s Place Family Advocacy Center (Yuma)