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If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call our 24 hour hotline at (802)888-5256. It is free and confidential. 


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A Violence Free Tomorrow Is Our Vision Today

Systems Advocacy

Systems Advocacy

Legal Advocacy: No one has to feel alone as they navigate the justice system.  Clarina advocates can help support survivors through the legal system and are available to provide information and assistance throughout the process.  Advocates can offer support for survivors seeking assistance or information about filing police reports with law enforcement; filing Temporary Restraining Orders; identifying community resources; attending hearings, trials, and court proceedings.  Advocates do not provide legal advice, but can offer information, assistance, and emotional support.

  • Criminal Court- Victims advocacy support navigating criminal justice system.  Learn more about the Lamoille County Special Investigation Unit
  • Civil Court- Emergency and Final Relief from Abuse Order Advocacy, referrals to attorneys and assistance  with divorce, custody and office of child support. Learn more about obtaining Relief from Abuse Orders

General Advocacy: Clarina advocates are available to talk with survivors at all stages of healing.  Advocates can provide emotional and crisis support, information, and referrals. 

Medical Advocacy: Clarina Advocates are available to support survivors seeking medical care.  This may include visits to the hospital, emergency room support, SANE exams (Sexual Assault Exam), general support, or providing other information and advocacy.  Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) programs involve special training for medical practitioners working with survivors. Learn about  Sexual Assault Exam's

Community Advocacy: Clarina advocates can support survivors who need help connecting with community organizations; 211, public assistance, veterans services, disability services, parent and child support services, food share/resources, and other local resources.

Housing Advocacy: Advocates can connect people to community resources, offering information, referral, and supports with emergency, temporary and permanent housing options.

The Advocacy Model

Consistent with Clarina's survivor centered empowerment model, Clarina's advocates are trained to support survivors of Domestic and Sexual violence. Defined by core values that respect survivors experiences and needs, Clarina advocates work with individual survivors and within the community toward a goal of ending Domestic and Sexual violence.


Survivor-Centered Service Model

Clarina advocates support our survivor-centered approach to our free and confidential services. This empowerment-based approach to services allows advocates to support survivors in meeting holistic, self-defined goals.