If a person does not feel safe, or if they’re suffering aftereffects as the victim of a crime, their overall physical and mental health is affected. The greater community is affected as well. Therefore, Promise recognizes that extending empathetic, compassionate victim advocacy care to vulnerable people going through difficult circumstances in their life is an important aspect of holistic care of individuals and a healthier community.
Confidential, Compassionate Care
Through a partnership with Family Crisis Centers of Northwest Iowa, a crime victim advocate assists victims onsite at Promise Community Health Center – providing access, in a nonthreatening environment, for vulnerable people who otherwise may not have sought out those services. Those highly confidential services are offered five days per week, Monday-Friday, at Promise.
The trained advocate, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, can assist people going through various circumstances – whether they are suffering from domestic abuse or any other crime, whether they are an adult or a child, whether they are a current victim or a crime victim survivor. She can walk alongside them through whatever life situations they are going through and lead them to the resources they need to find hope, help and healing.
For more information on the crime victim advocacy partnership between Promise Community Health Center and Family Crisis Centers, read this story.