Survivor Advocacy Services

Survivor Advocacy Services FAQs

Survivor advocates are certified sexual assault and domestic/dating violence counselors. They have gone through extensive training on how to support survivors and provide resources. As Survivor Advocates we believe that only the survivor knows what the best course of action is for them. We don’t push survivors to do anything they don’t want to.

Survivor Advocates provide a safe and confidential listening ear for survivors of sexual abuse, relationship abuse and stalking. They also provide support to friends and family of survivors. A Survivor Advocate can do the following:

  • Listen without judgment
  • Provide you with options
  • Provide information about reporting procedures and what to expect
  • Answer questions about police reporting, restraining orders and Title IX
  • Accompany a survivor and provide support when reporting to law enforcement (on and off campus) and the Title IX Office
  • Provide information about restraining orders
  • Court Accompaniments

You are able make an appointment through call, email, or walk-in. You may make a call to the Peer Educator office at 909-869-2196 to schedule an appointment with a Peer Educator. Through email, you can contact us at Lastly, you can make an appointment in person in the Peer Educator office. We are located in Building 66, Rm. 117 next to the CAPS office. The Peer Educators are ready to help you or answer any questions you may have. 

No, there are no requirements needed to seek help from SAS. If you later decide to file a police report the Survivor Advocate can provide an accompaniment for support and guidance.

No, everything discussed with a Survivor Advocate is completely confidential with few exceptions.

  • Survivor is 17 years old or younger. We are mandated to report any current abuse of minors.
  • If someone discloses that they intend to hurt themselves or others.

Some people may feel nervous about meeting with the Survivor Advocate on campus… and that’s ok! You can seek support from our amazing local community partners HERE . You can also receive online web-based support HERE .

There are many things you can do to help. First, the best thing you can do is let the survivor know that you love and support them. Be a good listener. Assure the survivor that you will endure this crisis with them and that your friendship will remain intact. However, keep in mind that there are many ways survivors may react to the trauma they have faced, so be patient with them and respect their need for privacy. As their friend or loved one, your feelings of anger and helplessness may be very high right now, but be careful to not let this anger out onto the survivor. In the end, remember every experience is different. Letting them know you're there goes a long way. 

You may follow us on our Instagram page, @survivoradvocacy, for daily updates and information. You may also follow up with this website for announcements. If you are interested in being part of the team as a Peer Ambassador (our volunteer program), you may apply here on our website under the "Get Involved" tab. Just download the application and send it over to our email. Feel free to reach out to us via email for any other questions.