Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

(For office and department contacts, visit: https://bit.ly/3bs7bdy) )
(For COVID-19 Information, visit: https://bit.ly/2N9DYtJ)

Help for Victims

RESOURCES DURING COVID 19 CRISIS 

Please check websites regularly for updates  

Family Support Center of South Sound - Main office at 3545 7th Ave SW is closed to the public at this time. All staff is reachable via email at minimum and will be checking voicemails regularly. They are available for you!

 
  • Please call for services @ (360) 754-9297. This number is being answered 9:00-5:00 and all calls will be routed appropriately. Also, check the website for updates and changes in services http://fscss.org

All staff is reachable via email at minimum and will be checking voicemails regularly.

They are available for you!

  • • Staff are still offering coordinated entry for homeless families, family resource navigating, housing case management, advocacy for survivors and the breast/chest feeding group is meeting via video chat (instructions are on FSCSS facebook page).
  • • Pear Blossom Place has had to alter operations to keep shelter guests safe, however there is no impact to families in need of cold weather shelter, they are still being served. They have consistent staff there 24/7. Families in need of overnight shelter are still encouraged to follow the same guidelines of showing up at Pear Blossom at 7pm and staff will work with them from there.
  • • Advocates are currently not able to attend court but are following the changing court rules to support survivors in need of filing protection orders.
  • • Housing case management is continuing but looks differently, no home visits or face-to-face appointments, but client services are still available via phone, email or video chat if the client is able to participate in that way.

Safe Place- SafePlace is not able to take walk-in clients or donation drop-offs during the COVIC-19 crisis, but advocacy for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is still available by phone.

  • • 24-Hour SafePlace Help Line 360.754.6300. Please check website for more updates https://www.safeplaceolympia.org.
  • • Call for shelter availability

Turning Pointe – 24-hour Toll Free Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Advocacy, Mason County

  • • Hotline- 877-923-1212, website: https://www.turningpointe.org :
  • • Call for shelter availability

National Domestic Violence Hotline – For anyone affected by abuse and needing support.

  • • 1-800-787-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • • Text LOVEIS to 22522 or log onto thehotline.org

CIELO Olympia- Most employees are working remotely, but they’re available.

  • • Help is available in English and Spanish for crime victim services including Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and general crimes. Advocates are available for information and referrals.
  • • If you need help, please call (564)999-0665. Website: https://cieloprograms.org/
  • • COVID-19 está afectando muchos aspectos de nuestras vidas, pero no detendrá a CIELO. Estamos trabajando de forma remota, pero estamos aquí para ayudarlo. Sí Ud es víctima de un crímen o necesita hablar con alguien para recibir apoyo, por favor llame al (564) 999-0665 para mas información y recursos.

Thurston County Crisis Clinic- For crisis intervention, resources and referrals.

  • • 360-586-2800 or 1-800-627-2211 24 hours a day
  • • http://www.crisis-clinic.org/pdf/CommunityServicesListThurston.pdf

Domestic Violence Protection Orders - Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Sexual Assault Protection Orders, Stalking Orders, etc.

  • • Check Thurston County Clerk’s Office Website for Updates - https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/clerk
  • • The Court will hear initial petitions for domestic violence protection orders, sexual assault protection orders, anti-harassment protection orders, stalking protection orders, vulnerable adult protection orders, and extreme risk protection orders by telephone. These hearings are scheduled for 1:30 pm each day.
  • • The Court will hear motions for family law restraining orders by telephone. These hearings are scheduled for 2:30 pm each day.
  • • For motions in pending cases, the party or attorney must file any documents relevant to the motion, including a proposed order, prior to making a telephonic request.
  • • All other hearings currently scheduled related to Protection Orders and Restraining Orders are cancelled. Newly-filed or expiring civil protection orders and family law restraining orders are extended for up to 28 days beyond May 15, 2020 (or the date this Court returns to normal operations). Some matters will be rescheduled by Court Administration.

Crime Victims Advocacy Network or CVAN - Advocates assist those hurt or harmed by the following crimes: Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Vehicular Homicide, DWI/DUI Injuries, Hit and Run Injuries, Arson, Hate Crimes, Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Identity Theft, Theft, Fraud, Forgery, Criminal Harassment, and Property Crimes. They are currently working remotely, but advocates can be reached by phone and email.

  • 24-hour toll-free victim assistance hotline: 1-888-288-9221
  • • Visit us on the web: cvan11.org and Facebook Crime Victims Advocacy Network

 Mission

The Victim Advocates respond to the needs of crime victims in an empowering and proactive manner, striving to inform victims of their rights under the law in order to facilitate informed participation in the criminal justice system.

Services Provided by the Victim Advocate

  • Assistance completing Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) applications and appeals if a victim CVC claim is denied.
  • Act as a liaison between the victim and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Accompaniment at victim interviews, sentencing hearings, and trials
  • Assist victims with return of property
  • Trial preparation
  • Safety planning
  • Notify victims of hearing dates and changes to those dates
  • Explain the court process
  • Familiarize victims and witnesses with courtrooms prior to trials and hearings
  • Provide a safe location for victims and witnesses to wait prior to testifying or attending hearings
  • Provide information about available protection from threats or harm
  • Assist victims with completing restitution paperwork upon request Inform victims of their rights
  • Refer victims to necessary resources
  • Notify victims of the final outcome of felony cases
  • Contact employers to explain or verify a victim or witness' involvement in a case at the victim's request

Victim Advocate
2000 Lakeridge Dr S.W., Olympia, WA 98502
Voice: 360-786-5540
Fax: 360-754-3358