Medical advocacy

Are you a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence? YWCA advocates are available to support you and answer your questions as you navigate the health care system.

You may be concerned about sexually transmitted infections or emergency contraception. From filing a report at the police station to being there through the medical exam, testing and follow-up appointments, we help with whatever you need. From beginning to end, we are there to advocate for you.

YWCA support is trauma-informed. Advocates understand the impact violence and abuse has on all the areas of your life, your mental, emotional and economic health as well as your physical well-being. They are trained to help you understand this impact and to support you in finding ways to cope and move forward.