Your Advocate is your first and best connection to everything you need
The first person you will likely meet at Zoey’s Place is a Child and Family Advocate. These professionals have extensive connections and experience.
Advocates work with the child and non-offending family during and after the forensic interview to help them navigate support resources, case progression, and medical exams when needed.
Get help from your advocate long after the forensic interview
Healing after abuse can take months or even years. An Advocate can help if you’ve been to Zoey’s Place before and now have more questions, need referrals to counselors or therapists, and more. Contact us for more.
Your personal 1:1 connection
A Child and Family Advocate:
- Will be your point of contact for everything you do at the CAC
- Connect you with support resources such as appropriate therapy resources, local housing, food, transportation and much more
- Provides long-term support to answer questions and will connect you with the Victim Assistance Coordinator if criminal charges are filed
- Can help answer “What’s next?” questions, as defined by each case
- Can connect you with mental and physical health exams by exceptional trauma-informed nurses and therapists
Non-offending parents and caregivers can contact their Child and Family Advocate by phone or email virtually anytime, even years after a forensic interview.
Child and Family Advocates are your connection to everything around Hancock County
A community comes together to help in times of need.
Crimes against children are hard on everyone, and no one should or has to do it alone.
Child and Family Advocates can help connect children and teens with therapists and physicians around Hancock County with “priority status.”
Help for the whole family
Advocates can connect parents and non-offending caregivers with support groups, mental health providers, and others.
So if a caregiver or siblings need something, too, your Child and Family Advocate can help.