PROGRAMS & SERVICES: Advocacy/ Accompaniment
As resources permit, MPSSAS staff and volunteers are available to accompany sexual assault survivors (aged 16+) as they access appropriate services.
Whenever possible, MPSSAS staff or volunteers will accompany people who have been recently sexually assaulted to the hospital.
MPSSAS staff can also advocate on a survivor's behalf until they feel capable of doing so themselves. This may include assisting in letter writing and making telephone calls, and/or arranging other meetings as requested.
In addition, accompaniment can be arranged if a person wishes to attend other related professional appointments, and/or make a report to the police. Accompaniment can continue through subsequent court processes, when necessary.