Q. What Do Your Advocates Do?
A. Advocates provide culturally competent in-person accompaniment for survivors of gender-based violence to access health care, report offenses to RCMP, or attend court so that survivors are not alone during the aftermath of trauma. Advocates offer emotional and practical support, and bridge survivors to community resources. In partnership with the Island Health Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Advocates provide 24/7 accompaniment to Cowichan Valley hospitals for survivors seeking urgent forensic medical care.