Through our 24-hour helplines*, advocacy programs provide a powerful resource for our community. Across the country, advocacy programs assist survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family in navigating healing, learning about resources, and celebrating strengths and accomplishments — no matter the time of day. Rural helplines in particular can offer support and connection to our communities, when and where people need it most.
This publication addresses marketing your rural helpline services, welcoming sexual violence survivors to the line, helpline advocacy skills, confidentiality on the line, and much more.
*Helpline is an umbrella term that encompasses all phone, text, or chat based support services.