Let the Healing Begin...
ADV & SAS offers a safe atmosphere where survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence can find support, resources, and strength. We help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with the confusion, anger and fear that is often overwhelming as survivors begin to rebuild their lives.
With outreach locations in Ottawa, Streator, Pontiac, and IVCC Oglesby campus, our counselors and advocates can help you sort out your feelings and discuss your options and find a path to a better life. Our services and options include
Emergency Shelter - We offer emergency shelter in a homelike setting while you determine the best options for you and your family.
Court Advocacy - An experienced court advocate can help you obtain an order of protection and provide information about the court system. The advocate can also accompany and support you while making a police report or attending a court hearing.
24-Hour Hospital Response - An advocate can be called to the hospital to provide support while you seek medical treatment following a sexual assault or domestic violence incident.
24-Hour Crisis Line - We are always available to listen to you and to connect you with support and help.
Supportive Counseling - Supportive Counselors can help you sort out your feelings, develop new coping skills, and discuss your options as you begin to heal and rebuild your life.
Prevention Education - Prevention educators can provide educational information to community, religious and employee groups and in area schools.
The decision to talk about sexual assault or an abusive relationship can be difficult. Protecting your privacy is important to us. All services provided by ADV & SAS are free and confidential.