Advocates are trained staff and volunteers of SHARPP who meet with survivors to provide a wide-range of services. All advocates are required to undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse and stalking, and the systems that pertain to these issues. Advocates empower survivors by providing information, tools, resources and opportunities. They are trained to work with survivors respectfully, recognizing that systems may be confusing and overwhelming to survivors.
Advocates help identify all the options available and help survivors decide which choices best meet their needs in a non-judgmental way, leaving the advocate’s personal opinion out of the equation.
How To Access:
For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours.