Our volunteer advocates assist survivors immediately after a a sexual assault in the Tuomey Hospital ER. Advocates provide information about medical and law enforcement processes, emotional support to the survivor and their friends/family members, and crisis intervention to help reduce the trauma a survivor experiences from an attempted or completed sexual assault.
Advocates that serve Sumter County accompany survivors to Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. They complete training in Columbia or Sumter, and are called on an as-needed basis rather than having a regular schedule.
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3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29204, US
To support survivors in recovery from the trauma associated with sexual assault and abuse and educate the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is a non-profit, United Way Member Agency. We serve as a clinical, educational and outreach center for sexual abuse and trauma issues through a team of committed professionals and volunteers dedicated to the health and healing of the total victim through prevention, treatment, and advocacy. Our goals include public education, awareness, risk reduction and treatment for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Our services include the following:
-Accompany survivors of sexual assault during medical treatment and the reporting process
-24-Hour Crisis Hotline (771-7273)
-Free, confidential Legal and Personal Advocacy
-Free, confidential Crisis Counseling
-Free, confidential individual counseling for survivors of sexual assault or abuse, as well as their family and friends.
-Support Groups for survivors and family
-Prevention Education for youth in elementary through high school
-Community Education Presentations
-Professional Development Trainings for teachers, counselors, and other helping professionals
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
Tuomey Hospital129 N Washington StreetSumter, SC29150