LACADA provides support services to survivors based on their personal needs. All support services are available to any survivor not just those that are staying within the emergency shelter.
Types of Supportive Services or Advocacy:
- Health Care: Information and assistance in obtaining emergency and routine health care at hospitals, physicians, dentists, and other health care providers.
- Criminal Justice Advocacy: Providing support, assistance and advocating for survivors at any stage of the criminal justice process, including post-sentencing services.
- Housing Advocacy/Location Assistance: Providing survivors with information and/or in assisting survivors in obtaining safe, permanent housing, household furnishings and/or relocation if needed.
- Financial Assistance: Working with survivors so they know all their financial options and how to access the often confusing community support services out there that may provide direct or indirect financial assistance.
- Transportation: Provide survivors with transportation to and from shelter, school, appointments, court, etc. Transportation may be provided by the staff, volunteers and/or the provision of bus tokens.
- Civil legal advocacy/court accompaniment: We have advocates who will assist survivors with civil legal issues including preparing paperwork for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) and will then accompany them to the protection order hearing or all other protection order-related activities.
- Specific Assistance: Provide survivors with financial resources and/or material resources to address specific needs such as prescriptions, transportation, security deposits, living expenses, medical appointments, security systems/modifications, utilities, household furnishings/supplies.
- Employment Services: Assisting survivors in gaining necessary skills, knowledge and resources to secure employment suitable for maintaining independent living, this includes developing and completing resumes, interview preparation, obtaining clothing.