By: Katie Foley
Victim advocates at Beacon of Hope Crisis Center understand that asking for help can be difficult. Even the smallest things like needing a few extra dollars to buy food or a ride to an appointment can bring anxiety and guilt. Despite these challenges we encourage you to reach out and ask for help.
While asking for help in situations such as sexual assault and/or domestic violence can be scary, victim advocates can help you find the resources and assistance you need to get safe, stay safe and ultimately truly begin to feel safe.
Domestic violence and sexual assault can happen to anyone – young or old, rich or poor, and from any ethnic or religious background. You may be experiencing different forms of abuse and we, at Beacon of Hope, want to encourage you to take that first step and call.
We know that it can be difficult to talk about your situation, especially if you’re afraid, but we want to help. We offer a Crisis Call Center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault seeking help from current and past traumas. Our advocates will listen, assist with safety planning, let you know what all is available for you to break free, and give you the help that you need.
By taking the step and making that phone call today, you can receive counseling, referrals to shelters and housing assistance, court advocacy, and life training skills to get back on your feet.
We’re here for you and if needing to talk, call our Crisis Call Line Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm at: (317) 731-6140.
About this blog
This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.