ADVOCACY

If you are in crisis first make sure you are safe. If you are not safe, call 911.

If you are safe, call our 24 hour crisis line at  1-800-886-7273 to be connected with a staff advocate or trained volunteer advocate,

How can the hotline help me?

By calling our 24 hour crisis line you can receive:

  • Confidential support from a trained advocate.

  • Support finding a local hospital that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault.

  • Someone to help you talk through what happened.

  • Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery.

  • Referrals for long term support in your area.

  • Information about the laws in your community.

Is the hotline confidential?

Our hotline is completely confidential.

However, Texas has a law that requires advocates to contact authorities in certain situations, like if there is a child or vulnerable adult who is in danger.

Who will I be speaking to?

The people who answer calls placed to the hotline are known as advocates. To be an advocate, individuals must first go through a 40 hour training.

These individuals:

  • Never release  information about the call without the consent of the caller, except when obligated by law

  • Only make reports to the police or other agencies when the caller consents, unless obligated by law