The Resource Advocacy Program gives survivors of interpersonal abuse an active support system. This program offers hands-on support for survivors of interpersonal trauma who are attempting to access resources and navigate systems related to fleeing abuse.
· Identification of individual needs:
o One on one intake meeting with client to learn about their situation
o Conduct a current needs assessment to find out resources attempted/utilized and current needs in order of importance.
· Case Management (limited to resources):
o Ongoing support for resource access (making informational phone calls, helping to schedule appointments, accessing/submitting documents, etc)
o Community program referrals
o Appointment support (can include in-person accompaniment to offices/court)
· Identification of resources available to the individual:
o Locating community/systemic/communal resources specific to client needs
o Calling referral/helplines with and/or on behalf of clients (client preference)
· Advocacy alongside individuals:
o Needs assessment to learn about client’s needs/goals to create Service Roadmap
o Consistent check-ins to stay on track with client’s Service Roadmap
o Advocate in-person/virtual/electronic communication for client with resources/program representatives
o Trauma-Informed wrap around care to access community/systemic/communal resources
Clients sign up by self-referral, recommendation by another agency/advocate, or can be referred by a friend, family member, co-worker etc. Referrals are received through the “Contact Us” page on the Sheron Ann Foundation website (www.SheronAnnFoundation.org), through direct message on the SAF Instagram page or by email at email@example.com
Anyone is able to contact the program. It is not necessary to be a system or organization representative.
Upon receiving your referral, a Sheron Ann Foundation advocate will schedule an intake meeting with you. During this intake meeting, you and the advocate will talk about your situation (whatever you feel comfortable sharing), discuss the support you are seeking, and together a determination will be made on whether the Resource Advocacy Program is an accurate fit for your needs.
If the Resource Advocacy Program IS a good fit:
You and the advocate will go through a needs assessment to help determine your Service Roadmap. A Service Roadmap is a clear and planned out approach to addressing your most important needs/areas of support. By identifying your needs and creating a written plan of what support you will receive, and who it will come from, the Service Roadmap will set a clear approach to fulfill the needs identified.
If the Resource Advocacy Program is NOT a good fit:
The SAF advocate will discuss other resources that could better meet your needs, and help you access them with as little stress as possible.
This is completely dependent on what is most useful to you. Sometimes an initial meeting is enough to help a survivor get to where they need to be. Other times, multiple meetings or a more robust advocacy approach is needed to support the survivor. This is something you will talk with your advocate about when you create your Service Roadmap.
If you or someone you know is interested in receiving services from the
Resource Advocacy Program, please fill out the form below.
Once the information is filled out and submitted,
someone from our team will contact you within 2 business days.
*If you need more immediate support and cannot wait 2 business days, please indicate this on your enrollment request and we will do our best to reach you asap.