24-Hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

Client Advocacy

Linking survivors to the resources they need.

Overview

We support survivors and their families with everyday needs—from shelter and housing to employment and legal assistance. We connect our clients and their families to community resources that can help with any concerns that impact a survivor’s healing process. Our goal is to not let survivors fall through the cracks without the support and resources they deserve, from the immediate crisis to the long-term. Along with referrals, we help clients directly by providing information (i.e. human trafficking resources), accompaniment to law enforcement and court, help completing applications like Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC), and our Address Confidentiality Program, to name a few.

Ways We Help

  • Providing information and resources
  • Law enforcement/court accompaniment
  • Application assistance (CVC, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc.)
  • Address Confidentiality Program

Most Common Referrals

Legal Assistance

To provide access to low-cost or free legal information, advice or representation.

Housing/Utilities Assistance

To find shelter, help with bills (rent, mortgage, gas, electric, phone, water, etc.) or break lease.

Food

For access to direct food services provided by food pantries, food banks, etc.

Specialized Counseling

For specialized counseling services outside of our scope (i.e. substance abuse care).

Follow-up Medical Care

To monitor health through regular physical exams and/or medical tests by a doctor.

Inpatient Care

For those in need of a diagnosis or treatment that requires an overnight stay at a hospital.

Walk-ins Welcome

During regular office hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-8pm | Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-1pm

Get More Info

For more on our walk-in services or any other service, call us:
24-hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

For immediate help, please call our 24-hour hotline at 210-349-7273. For more info, contact Deana Franks, Deputy Director of Programs, at dfranks@rapecrisis.com.