The community-based victim advocates, employed by the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse (PICAA), are located at the Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center. They provide advocacy services to all child victims and their non-offending family members. The Providence Intervention Center has been designated by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy as the Community Sexual Assault Program for Snohomish County. This program provides comprehensive victim advocacy services for the community. Victim Advocates are individuals who are trained to listen and assist you in problem solving. If you have never talked to anyone about what happened, you might decide this is a good time to begin.
An advocate can provide you with:
- Support on the 24-hour crisis line, in the emergency department, and/or during legal proceedings
- Information about sexual assault and child abuse, your rights, medical and legal procedures
- Referrals to peer support groups, therapists, and other community services
- Confidentiality, as you determine your needs
The Providence Intervention Center’s Victim Advocates and Case Managers are highly trained professionals who work with children and non-offending family members to help them meet specific and complex needs. You can speak with an advocate at any time by calling the 24-hour crisis line.
24-hour Crisis Line: 425-252-4800 or 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse Official Website