Family Advocates is a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of sexual assault and family/partner abuse. Services include a 24-hour help line (608-348-3838 or 1-800-924-2624), counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention, support groups, emergency shelter and more. Family Advocates serves residents of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties through offices in each county. All services are free and confidential. Speakers are available for community organizations.
Family/partner abuse is the physical, emotional, and/or psychological injuring of one member of a relationship to the other. The relationship may or may not be familial in nature. It is a crime punishable by law.Services offered:
Sexual Assault Services
Sexual assault is an act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person's trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature. The term sexual assault includes: rape, incest, child sexual assault, date and acquaintance rape, marital rape, sexual harassment, exposure and voyeurism.Services offered:
Family Advocates utilizes volunteers in all programs to enhance and expand the work of agency staff. Volunteers provide many hours of service to clients staying in the shelter, attending support groups, or needing crisis intervention. Volunteer duties and times are flexible. Volunteer Info
To advocate means to support another person or cause. An advocate for survivors of violent crimes assists people with legal, social, educational, employment, medical, and other services that individuals need to pursue the goal of escaping violence in their lives.Services offered:
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Children living in a home where there is abuse may be physically or sexually abused themselves, at risk of becoming abused or of becoming an abuser. In addition, when children witness family/partner abuse, they often suffer psychological consequences that may have lifelong implications.Services offered:
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Family Advocates, Inc. has received funding through the Platteville Special Projects Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin for client transportation!
Family Advocates, Inc. has received funding from the Elmer G. Biddick Charitable Foundation to purchase clothing for sexual assault victims.
Family Advocates, Inc. has received funding from the Alliant Energy Foundation to purchase clothing and shoes for sexual assault victims.
Family Advocates, Inc. has received funding from The Dubuque Racing Association for new mattresses and cribs for the shelter location!
Family Advocates, Inc. has received funding from the United Fund of Iowa County for a project to increase the safety of victims for access to services at Family Advocates, Inc.