Core Competencies Of Advocacy
Core Competencies are a statement about how we communicate with survivors, fellow advocates, community partners, and others when doing advocacy work.
A team of agency staff carefully drafted each competency with the intention of creating a document that articulates our agency’s beliefs, values, goals, and vision for what we believe every survivor should expect to encounter when accessing our services.
Hope Shores Alliance assists you with identifying ways to heal from trauma and abuse. Our team of advocates offers one-on-one visits with you to provide emotional support, exploration of feelings, assistance with safety planning, and information about options and resources available. Our advocates work to provide you with a safe atmosphere, free from judgment and questioning, where we engage in active listening that is both supportive of you and validate the experiences you’ve had.
Advocacy looks like many different things but our team is dedicated to helping you along your journey whether you need medical, legal (criminal or civil), systems, administrative, housing, or any other type of advocacy. Being survivor-led means that you determine your needs and goals, and advocates work alongside of you to help you meet those.
Our team of Advocates is on call 24/7/365 in order to be able to respond to crisis situations with you. Whether you report to the hospital, law enforcement, Hope Shores Alliance, or another location, our Advocates are ready to come and provide support and information to you following the assault.
We collaborate with key community partners to help ensure that you get dignified, trauma-informed care following an assault.