Advocacy Services

Utopia Health Center provides advocacy and therapeutic services for survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence. We have specially trained clinicians who can help you navigate the criminal justice system or start the healing process through therapy. Because this time can be overwhelming, we are here to help you understand what happened and decide what action to take next. We are on call and able to meet you at the hospital or police department or attend proceedings. All of your information will remain confidential.

Survivors of assault often feel like they are to blame for what happened to them. They often think "If only I hadn't..." or "If only I'd done that differently." If you or someone you love is a survivor of sexual and/or intimate partner violence, please know that it is never their fault.

 

Useful Links

NO MORE’s mission is to unite and strengthen a diverse, global community to help end domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. Launched in 2013, NO MORE brought together the largest coalition of advocacy groups, service providers, governmental agencies, major corporations, universities, communities and individuals, all under a common brand and a unifying symbol in support of a world free of violence.

 

NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, NNEDV offers support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships – and empowers survivors to build new lives.

 

The NSVRC does not provide direct services to sexual assault victims but rather supports those who do, such as coalitions, rape crisis centers, national, state and local agencies and allied programs. The NSVRC refers requests for direct victim’s services to the appropriate state coalition and/or to a local program conveniently located to the caller. A caller looking for services may also access and search the location and phone numbers of state and territory coalitions on the website.

 

Since 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org ,  rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

 

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault is the federally recognized state sexual assault coalition.  Its core membership are the 17 state rape crisis and recovery centers.  Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.

 

The MNADV promotes awareness and prevention of domestic violence by providing a statewide Helpline for survivors, offering domestic violence programs access to a language interpretation service for survivors who speak languages other than English, maintaining an informational website, disseminating e-newsletters, participating on social media platforms, disseminating brochures for the public, tracking the loss of life caused by domestic violence through a statewide fatality database, and holding an Annual Memorial Service and Annual Meeting and Awards event.