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Medical Advocacy

Medical Advocacy at Mutual Ground:

Medical Advocates provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and resource information for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide emergency response for victims who present in local emergency rooms and law enforcement departments as a result of domestic battery or sexual assault/abuse.

Medical Advocacy Includes:

  • Emergency room accompaniment
  • Support throughout the evidence collection process
  • Advocacy with law enforcement and medical professionals
  • Crisis intervention
  • Connection to aftercare resources
  • Support obtaining follow-up medical care
  • Medical billing mitigation

MEDICAL ADVOCACY FOCUSES ON THESE TOPICS:

  • Education about Victim Rights
  • Safety & safety planning
  • Emotional support
  • Informed decision-making
  • Crime Victims Compensation

how to connect:

Medical advocacy services are available in-person and over the phone.
To speak with a medical advocate, call 630-897-0080 or 630-897-8383