Sexual Assault Advocates

In addition to counseling, DVIS also sends advocates to accompany sexual assault survivors anytime they choose to undergo a FREE Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exam in Tulsa at Hillcrest Hospital.

Advocates provide support to the survivor, as well as their family members during and after the exam. They make referrals to community resources and provide physical resources to survivors as needed. These items include clothing, shoes, toiletries, etc.

Advocates will also conduct a follow-up call at a later date to check on the survivor’s wellbeing and mental health. This service is provided regardless of if a survivor chooses to report to police.

Survivors needing this service should call our 24/7 Crisis and Information Line at 918.743.5763 or 918.7HELP.ME.