Who can use these services?
Survivors of any type of crime or trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, including sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking and so on can use our services. Even if the crisis or traumatic event happened a long time ago, individuals can use EVCA services. Female, male, and gender non-conforming survivors can use our services. Family, friends, partners, and parents of survivors of any type of crime, traumatic event, domestic violence, and sexual violence can also access these services. Services are provided to individuals regardless of state, town or city of residence.
What is crisis counseling?
Crisis counseling is not giving advice. Crisis counseling is providing support, structure, information, and safety planning for individuals to clarify their situation and develop their own solutions. However, crisis counseling is not long term mental health therapy. If you are seeking a mental health counselor or therapy, EVCA can provide you with resources and referrals.
What are the requirements that must be met before receiving EVCA services?
EVCA will help anyone who is or has experienced a crisis or traumatic event. We are here to support individuals, family and friends affected by the crisis.
Who staffs the EVCA office and safehouse?
Full and part-time trained professionals and volunteers, representing a cross section of our community, including social workers, law enforcement, retirees, nurses, counselors, artists, and more.
How are Crisis Advocates Trained?
Crisis Advocates go through a thorough background check and 40 hours of training before going out on a call or helping an individual in crisis. Crisis Advocates are also provided with continuing education and training monthly at our advocate meetings.
How much do services cost?
All services are free and confidential.