Other Types of Crime
The Advocacy program of Someplace Safe is operated by staff and/or volunteers who have been trained to help victims and survivors of crime cope with a wide range of needs and responses to victimization. All advocacy services provided by Someplace Safe are completely free and confidential.
24 Hour Crisis Line – 800-974-3359
Our emergency crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The line is staffed by individuals trained to listen, offer information, and make referrals to cooperating emergency agencies if necessary.
When the chat option is available, you can chat with a Someplace Safe staff or volunteer.
Advocates are trained staff and volunteers who offer help for victims, survivors, family and friends who have been affected by any crime. Advocates are available to:
- Assist survivors of abuse or assault at the hospital or law enforcement center
- Guide and assist in locating resources (security and protection, food, clothing, household items, personal supplies, Thrift Store Vouchers, etc.)
- Offer information on Community and Government Resources
- Provide Legal Advocacy and/or Criminal Justice System Intervention (assistance with Protection Orders, Restitution, Reparations or visitation arrangements; accompaniment to or tracking of criminal process; court advocacy, etc.)
Short Term Emergency Placement Services
Short Term Emergency Placement Services (S.T.E.P.S.) or emergency safe housing may be available for victims and survivors of violence in immediate need as a direct result of a crime. Referrals, transportation, and accompaniment to appointments may also be available.
Parenting Time Centers
Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers provide safe, neutral environments to visit or exchange children. Intakes are required. Fees are charged on a sliding scale for these services.
Someplace Safe’s Thrift Store provides household items, clothing and furniture for individuals utilizing our services through a voucher system. Contact your local Advocacy Office for information.