Crisis Intervention Services

Hospital Advocacy

To request an advocate for Tuscarawas or Carroll Counties, call the 24-hour hotline at 330-339-1427.  To request and advocate for Stark County, call the 24-hour hotline at 330-452-1111.


Hospital Advocates are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to support survivors and their families/friends during medical examinations and evidence collection processes.  Medical personnel at the emergency room will usually offer to contact an advocate from COMPASS on a survivor's behalf.  If that option is not presented, the survivor may also request one by calling the COMPASS hotline at 330-339-1427 or toll free at 1-888-356-4644 (Tuscarawas/Carroll Counties) or 330-452-1111 (Stark County).

A Hospital Advocate will be with you at the hospital to offer you emotional support and make sure you know what your rights are.  Advocates can also offer information and referrals to the survivor and family/friends.  Be assured that an advocate will not release any information about you or your situation to anyone without your consent.  The role of the advocate is to support the survivor, not act as medical or legal personnel.

Justice System Advocacy

To request an advocate, contact the 24-hour hotline at 330-339-1427 or email an advocate at victimsupport@compassrapecrisis.org (Tuscarawas/Carroll Counties) or 330-437-3705/kdrummer@compassrapecrisis.org (Stark County).

Too often, survivors feel victimized both by the perpetrator and the legal system.  Advocates work with survivors of sexual violence to provide personal support during hospital examinations, police investigations, court proceedings and follow-up.  Advocates can help by providing support, knowledge, and access to resources.

An Advocate will:

An Advocate will NOT:

Assistance with Protection Orders

Call 330-339-2504 (Tuscarawas County) to speak with an advocate.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking, you may qualify for a Civil Protection Order.  An advocate is available to explain the process and provide support to you during the court process.

24-Hour Hotline

330-339-1427 or toll free at 1-888-356-4644 (Tuscarawas/Carroll Counties)

330-452-1111 (Stark County)

This service provides immediate support and information to individuals.  The hotline allows the caller to speak confidentially without ever having to divulge his or her name.  Referrals to agencies that provide services crucial to the overall healing process are made as requested.

The hotline is available to any survivor of sexual violence regardless of age, sex or race.  It does not matter how much time has passed since the assault.  We also encourage family, friends and other supporters of a survivor to call for support.

Case Management

Case management connects families and survivors of sexual assault to community resources, build basic coping mechanisms, and provide psychoeducational information about sexual assault.

Counseling

Rape Crisis Counseling Services provides an opportunity for individuals to process their trauma in a therapeutic environment and gain emotional support.  The counselor will help promote awareness and growth in the recovery process by utilizing a trauma informed approach.


Support Groups

Support groups are available for survivors of sexaul assault.  Meetings offer a place where group members can receive support and break the feeling of isolation.  Groups are free of charge and confidential.  Interested individuals should call the COMPASS office at 330-339-2504 or 330-437-3705 for more information or email Kris Drummer at kdrummer@compassrapecrisis.org.