A community that supports open conversations concerning sexual abuse, to dispel the myths and stigmas associated by its impact, creating a better understanding of the dynamics of power and control, while upholding accountability through prevention and awareness.
GENERAL ADVOCACY: Arranging services, making referrals, ongoing personal support, and crisis intervention.
LEGAL ADVOCACY: Helping with sexual assault protection orders, informing clients about rights, forensic interview support, and police reporting assistance.
MEDICAL ADVOCACY: Assisting with medical options, support in medical appointments, information on medical care & making referrals for forensic exams.
SUPPORT GROUPS: A safe space for individuals to talk to people who have had similar experiences. Also serves as a safe space to educate about coping and dealing with trauma.
SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS LINE: Our 24-hour crisis line provides immediate assistance, information, and emotional support.
PARENTS C.R.E.A.T.E. (Capable and Ready to Eliminate Abuse Through Education): is a class that focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by teaching parents and caregivers the warning signs of abuse. It also covers Bystander Intervention and how and when to talk to your children about sex (and sexual assault).
ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM (ACP)
DARKNESS TO LIGHT
ADVOCACY IS NOT COUNSELING. ADVOCACY IS MEANT TO SUPPORT, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER.
ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES
Any person who has been affected by sexual assault/abuse whether recently or in the past is eligible for free and confidential services. Families and friends, as well as community members, are also eligible for services.
Beyond Survival provides services, regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, social/economic status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
All information about you and your case will remain confidential. Before we can communicate information about your case to others, you (or if you are under 13 or a dependent adult, a parent/guardian) must sign a Release of Information form, which is valid for 60 days. Per RCW 5.60.060, a Sexual Assault Advocate may not disclose information about your case to a court without your consent.
Exceptions to confidentiality occur when: we have reason to suspect a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected (RCW 26.44.030); there is a threat to harm yourself or others; or a court of appropriate jurisdiction subpoenas your case record. Beyond Survival documents any mandated reports.