What would I actually do?

The process of receiving medical care and reporting an assault can be confusing and emotionally draining.  Advocates are able to provide information to survivors that helps them to understand what will happen at the hospital, and provide emotional support throughout the hospital visit.  Callers on the STSM crisis line similarly need contact with a person who is able to offer warmth and skillful listening, as well as information and concrete assistance that connects them to community services.