Hospital Based Advocacy
Connecting Survivors to Care
In order to meet the needs of victims/survivors in crisis, Alexandra House works in partnership with medical service providers within Anoka County to enhance service provision and support efforts within the community. Staff and volunteers are trained to provide 24-hour support and advocacy services to victims/survivors of both domestic and sexual violence who disclose abuse concerns to their healthcare provider.
Healthcare advocacy services are provided to patients at Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus, and local affiliated Allina clinics. Advocates will meet with victims/survivors in any treatment care unit within the hospitals as well as any designated areas of the clinics.
Sexual Violence Services
Learn about how Alexandra House supports victims of sexual violence 24/7/365 in partnership with caring medical partners. (Approx. 3.5 minutes)
“The hospital advocate gave me hope. I don’t think she’ll ever realize the significance of the time she gave me. She distracted me when I needed it, provided conversation that wasn’t about the assault. She was a life-changer.”
- Hospital Based Advocacy Participant