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Sexual Violence Center Advocates Offer Support

Sexual Violence Center Advocates are specially trained to help you in navigating sexual violence. We provide support through our crisis lines and counseling services, and help in navigating the medical and legal processes. Calling us is completely confidential–call us at (612) 871-5111 anytime.

24-hour Crisis Support Telephone Line

Conacting SVC By Phone

The Sexual Violence Center Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide immediate counseling support. Our sexual assault advocates can also link you to a number of helpful programs, services, and resources. Calling us is completely confidential–call us at (612) 871-5111 anytime.

Individual Counseling

Our free in-person and virtual counseling offers intensive, directed one-to-one support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. You can meet with one of our counselors for up to ten sessions, free of charge. If you’d like longer term counseling, we will connect you with our network of trusted therapists.

 

Sexual Violence Advocate And Victim / Survivor Talking

In-person Counseling

In-person counseling is available by appointment in Carver and Scott counties, or at our Minneapolis office in Hennepin county. You can make an appointment by calling (612) 871-5111.

Due to COVID, walk-in counseling is not offered at this time, but you can call (612) 871-5111 to talk with an advocate any time and schedule an appointment for in-person counseling.

Virtual Counseling

Virtual Counseling

We use Doxy.me to meet virtually for counseling. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone to meet with us over video, phone, or by using the room’s text chat function. Call (612) 871-5111 to make an appointment. You will receive a link to the meeting room in the confirmation email when booking your appointment.

Medical Advocacy

The ER Nurse Is There To Help

After a sexual assault, you have the legal right to get services free of charge at an emergency room. You can call our advocates at 612-871-5111 with any questions about getting an exam, and what to do after your exam. We’re here to help you understand your options, and what to do next. If you want more information about going to the emergency room after an assault, see I Need Support.

Virtual Counseling

Our legal advocacy services include supporting victim survivors in filing a report, through interviews, and filing for restraining or harassment orders.

We can also help you file a claim for Crime Victims Reparations, and learn more about financial help.

Hennepin County Legal Referrals

We will refer income-qualifying victim survivors in Hennepin County to Mid-Minnestoa Legal AID and Central Minnesota Legal Services for access to legal advice and representation for a range of legal issues including sexual assault, stalking, trafficking, and more.

Carver and Scott County Legal Referrals

Our advocates refer income-qualifying victim survivors in Carver or Scott counties with legal advice and representation for a range of legal issues including sexual assault, stalking, trafficking, and more to Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS).

To learn more about legal advocacy, or to seek a referral for legal representation, please call us during business hours at (612) 871-5111.

Our legal advocacy services include supporting victim survivors in filing a report, through interviews, and filing for restraining or harassment orders.

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