You do not have to go through the trauma of sexual violence alone.
Our Survivor Support Services counselors are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and can provide a wide array of services in Chemung, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Warren and Washington counties.
No matter what county you live in, we are here to help and referrals are available for other areas of New York State.
We're here for you.
We are currently offering our survivor support services in-person or virtually and advocates are always available through our 24-hour hotline.
Short-term counseling is available for both victims and their loved ones. All counseling is free and confidential.
Support services include:
- Crisis intervention
- Information on victims’ legal rights and protections
- Help with the criminal justice process
- Emotional support
- Help with safety planning
- Help preparing victim impact statements for courts and parole boards
- Intervention with creditors, landlords, and employers on behalf of the victim
- Help finding shelter and transportation
- Referrals to other services
- Assistance with compensation applications
- Information on sexual assault prevention
- Support groups
- Prevention education and professional training
Support Services for College Students
All services are free and confidential - what is shared with us will not be reported to law enforcement or anyone on campus.
Our Advocates can provide:
- information on medical and legal options, reporting options, and information on the student conduct process and Title IX protections
- support, advocacy, and short-term counseling regardless of whether or not the incident is reported
- prevention education such as bystander intervention, consent, and healthy relationships
Colleges we serve:
- Alfred University
- Elmira College
- Fulton–Montgomery Community College
- Schenectady County Community College
- Skidmore College
- SUNY Adirondack
- SUNY Cobleskill
- SUNY Corning Community College
- Union College
Frequently Asked Questions
Become a Volunteer Advocate
Certified by New York State Department of Health, our comprehensive training course for Volunteer Advocates builds skills that may transfer to educational, career or personal goals. Trained Volunteer Advocates are “on call” a few shifts a month. Often, volunteers provide survivors with initial phone counseling, in-person support, and advocacy during a hospital exam or meeting with law enforcement. Volunteers rely on seasoned staff members for consultation or assistance as needed. Serving on the Volunteer Advocate team creates a shared sense of purpose, and provides rewarding experiences.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
Book an Appointment
Or call 1-800-230-7526