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Medical Advocacy

Highly trained medical advocates provide 24 hour in person support and information to sexual assault survivors at medical hospitals located within the Metro East area.

Medical Advocates:

  • Provide crisis intervention

  • Provide information regarding medical forensic exams and evidence collection process.

  • Provide information regarding legal rights and options

  • Help communicate with hospital staff and police

  • Assist with immediate needs such as transportation, shelter referrals, or clothing

  • Help connect to other services

  • Assist in accessing follow up medical services

  • Assist in resolving hospital bills you may have received for emergency treatment

*survivors should never be billed for an emergency room visit following a sexual assault*

Please reach out to our 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (618-397-0975) to request to speakwith an available counselor.

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Legal Advocacy

Metro East Every Survivor Counts (Metro East ESC) is here to support survivors throughout the criminal justice and/or civil justice processes. Our agency supports all sexual assault survivors whether or not they want to report the crime to law enforcement.

Legal Advocates:

  • Provide information about legal rights and options, including information about relevant Illinois laws (Metro East ESC legal advocates do not provide legal advice)

  • Accompany survivors to file a police report and/or meet with law enforcement

  • Help file for Crime Victims Compensation

  • Assist in filing a petition for a protective order against the person who perpetrated the harm

  • Provide referrals and support for services

Please reach out to our 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (618-397-0975) to request to speak with an available advocate.

Counseling

Counseling

All counseling services at Metro East Every Survivor Counts (Metro East ESC) are free, confidential and culturally inclusive. Our agency provides counseling services for survivors ages 4 and older and their non-offending loved ones. Youth ages 12-17 can receive a limited amount of counseling sessions without guardian consent.

Services Include:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • School-Based Counseling (upon request)


Please reach out to our 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (618-397-0975) to request to speak
with an available counselor.

Prevention

Prevention Education
& Professional Training

Professional Trainings:

Metro East ESC provides in-depth education, and skill building to effectively intervene on behalf of survivors of sexual violence within their institutions. Trainings are offered to emergency room workers, criminal justice personnel, social workers, and others.

Prevention Education:

Metro East ESC provides evidence-based, culturally inclusive, prevention education directed towards schools, colleges, social service organizations and other community institutions. The goals of these strategies are to make individuals and communities aware of sexual violence in all its forms and to engage the community in primary prevention of sexual violence.

 

Please reach out to our 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (618-397-0975) to request to speak
with an available preventionist.

I&R

Information and Referral

Our agency provides assistance to survivors and their non-offending loved ones with locating
resources. Our advocates and staff work one-on-one with the survivor to identify their needs
and utilize the resources that are in their local community.

 

Some examples of assisting clients
with locating resources with their local community are:

• Assisting with scheduling appointments
• Assisting with setting up and planning transportation, including routes
• Assisting with filling out documents or job applications
• Assisting with finding shelter and/or housing
• Assisting with locating rental and/or utility assistance
• Providing direct referral to any other needed service within the agency or outside the
agency, if and when necessary.


Please reach out to our 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (618-397-0975) to request to speak
with available staff.

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