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Intervention & Advocacy Services

Intervention & Advocacy Services

The North Coast Rape Crisis Team offers the following free and confidential advocacy services to survivors of all ages and gender identities and regardless of when the assault happened. We are also able to provide services to friends, family, allies, and significant others of survivors wishing to seek information on how to support survivors or for support for themselves.

24 Hour Crisis Hotlines
(Collect Calls Accepted)

Humboldt County
(707) 445-2881

Del Norte County
(707) 465-2851

Our 24 Hour Crisis Hotlines for Humboldt and Del Norte Counties are available to survivors and their support system at any time. The hotline is free and confidential for survivors of any age and gender identities, and regardless of when the assault happened.

Advocates can be there to listen, to talk something through, to direct someone to resources, and to initiate our advocacy for survivors if they choose to report their assault to law enforcement.

Advocates can also provide resources to parents, guardians, family members, significant others, and friends to help them best support the survivor and to help themselves process what they’ve learned too.

Our advocates are able to accompany survivors and guardians of minor survivors to law enforcement interviews, medical examinations, District Attorney meetings, and court proceedings.

Our purpose is to provide emotional support to survivors, to ensure the voice of the survivor is heard, and that survivors are informed of their rights and choices throughout the legal process.

NCRCT offers short-term peer counseling to those affected by sexualized violence and will not exceed 13 sessions.

Please note, peer counseling is not therapy and we are not therapists. We are sexual assault counselors who can walk beside a survivor as they connect to their resilience and share strategies to continue healing.

Because our resources are limited, we evaluate on a case by case basis who we are able to offer peer counseling to. If you are interested in peer counseling, please use the contact form below or call our hotline.

When a survivor chooses to report an assault to law enforcement, the process can be very confusing. Advocates with NCRCT can provide information on what a survivor can expect during the various stages of reporting. 

Information that someone may seek could be how the initial report to law enforcement works, how an interview with law enforcement about the assault works, what to expect if a medical exam is ordered, what role the District Attorney plays in the reporting process, how the process differs when the survivor is a minor, etc.

We are also able to inform you of your rights, such as if at any time you decide you cannot proceed or that you need a break during an interview, you are entitled to that and no one can make you continue until you decide you’re ready.

NCRCT is proud to facilitate support groups for survivors at our location in Arcata. We are currently taking intake forms for our next support group. If you are interested in joining, please use the below contact form and we will contact you with further information.

NCRCT sometimes offers self-defense workshops which are led by third party instructors. As these workshops are sometimes restricted to different age groups, gender identities, or school/group affiliations, please use the below contact form or call to find out if we have anything coming up that is open to the public.

The Campus Advocate Team (sometimes called CAT), is North Coast Rape Crisis Team’s program that provides all services listed on this page tailored to students, faculty, and staff who attend or work at Cal Poly Humboldt.

In addition to our already listed sexual assault related resources, we are able to provide assistance to survivors experiencing domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

As part of our specialized program with Cal Poly Humboldt, in addition to all our usual counseling and advocacy services, we are also able to assist with on campus accommodations when a Cal Poly Humboldt survivor is experiencing sexualized and domestic violence.

These accommodations can include a change in on-campus housing, changing classes, making up schoolwork, and more.

When survivors are in need of resources beyond our scope of work, we are able to refer them out to other community resources. This can include housing, medical services, social services, domestic violence resources, etc.