Counseling & Advocacy

Our counselor/advocates provide the following services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Short-Term Empowerment Counseling and Referrals to Local Mental Health Professionals
  • Facilitation of Support Groups
  • Safety Planning
  • Assistance with the Writing and Filing of Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders
  • Accompaniment and Legal Advocacy to Victims During Criminal and Civil Court Hearings, Including: Preliminary Hearings, Trials, Indirect Criminal Contempt Hearings, and Protection From Abuse Order Hearings
  • Assistance by Providing Information and Referrals to Community Agencies to Obtain Needed Resources Including: Housing, Shelter, Legal Representation, Clothing and Food
  • Advocacy on Behalf of Victims to Professional Agencies Including: The Assistance Office and Domestic Relations Office

In addition, the field advocate provides the following services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking:

  • Outreach to Survivors Who Have Had Contact With Law Enforcement and to Plaintiffs of PFA Orders Issued in Centre County to Identify Additional Follow-up Needs
  • Assists Victims with Preparation and Support During the Investigative Process and Prosecution of Defendants

All services of Centre Safe are safe, professional, confidential, and free.