What to Know

Sexual violence is NEVER your fault. If you are a victim of sexual violence of any kind, we are here to support you and connect you to resources. What’s most important is that you do what feels right for you. If you aren’t sure if something has happened to you, PAVSA advocates are available to you 24 hours a day to help you sort through your feelings and decide what you want to do. We can help you understand what has happened to you and assist you in navigating the resources and services that are available to you. We want you to know that we believe you and will support you every step of the way.

What is an advocate?

An advocate is someone who will emotionally support a victim/survivor of sexual assault. They will answer your questions and concerns as well as provide you with information and resources that are available to you. You have the right to make your own decisions; the advocate is there to assist you by sharing their knowledge, offering options and empowering you throughout the entire process of healing.

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