Crisis Intervention

This service provides immediate support and information to individuals. The hotline allows the caller to speak confidentially without ever having to divulge his or her name. Community resources that are crucial to the overall healing process are provided as needed.

The hotline is available to any survivor of sexual violence regardless of age, sex or race. It does not matter how much time has passed since the assault. We also encourage family, friends and other supporters of a survivor to call for support.

Business Lines:
Tuscarawas & Carroll County: 330.339.2504
Stark County: 330.437.3705

24-Hour Hotline:
330-339-1427 (Tusc/Carroll Counties)
1-888-356-4644 Toll Free (Tusc/Carroll)
330-452-1111 (Stark County)

Hospital Advocacy

Hospital Advocates are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to support survivors and their families/friends during medical examinations and evidence collection processes. Medical personnel at the emergency room will usually offer to contact an advocate from COMPASS on a survivor’s behalf. If that option is not presented, the survivor may also request one by calling the COMPASS hotline at 330-339-1427 or toll free at 1-888-356-4644 (Tuscarawas/Carroll Counties) or 330-452-1111 (Stark County).

A Hospital Advocate will be with you at the hospital to offer you emotional support and make sure you know what your rights are. Advocates can also offer information and resources to the survivor and family/friends. Be assured that an advocate will not release any information about you or your situation to anyone without your consent. The role of the advocate is to support the survivor, not act as medical or legal personnel.

Advocates work with survivors of sexual violence to provide personal support.

Justice System Advocacy

To request an advocate, please submit the form below and one of our staff will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Too often, survivors feel victimized both by the perpetrator and the legal system. Advocates work with survivors of sexual violence to provide personal support during hospital examinations, police investigations, court proceedings and follow-up. Advocates can help by providing support, knowledge, and access to resources.

An Advocate will:

  • Believe you
  • Inform you of your rights as a victim
  • Answer any questions surrounding the legal aspects of sexual assault
  • Facilitate communication between you, the courts and/or the police
  • Accompany you to court and to visits with the police and the prosecutor
  • Help you write your Victim Impact Statement
  • Help you access Victim Information and Notification Every- day (VINE) and Victims of Crime Compensation Program
  • Link you to other community agencies for needed services.
  • Assistance with Protection Orders

Advocate will NOT:

  • Make your choices for you
  • Release information about you to anyone without your consent

If you are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking, you may qualify for a Civil Protection Order. An advocate is available to explain the process and provide support to you during the court process.

  • Request Assistance

    Thank you for your interest in receiving assistance from COMPASS (Sexual Assault Education, Prevention & Support).

    All information submitted is confidential.

    Please fill out the following information, and we will contact you within 1-2 business days to connect you with our services and answer any questions you may have. You may use this form to request an appointment at any of our locations in Tuscarawas and Stark County.

    Please be advised that due to HIPAA and confidentiality laws we cannot contact adults without their consent. If you are a parent, teacher or other caring adult for a survivor over 18, please do not fill out this form without their knowledge and full agreement.

    If you need immediate assistance during business hours, feel free to call us at (330) 339-2504 for Tuscarawas & Carroll County or (330) 437-3705 for Stark County. Or, anytime of the day or night, contact one of our 24-hour crisis and support hotlines at (330) 339-1427 for Tuscarawas & Carroll County or (330) 452-1111 for Stark County for assistance and support.

Safety Alert

Need Help Now?
24-Hour Crisis Lines
330-339-1427 (Tuscarawas & Carroll County)
330-452-1111 (Stark County)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673

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