Help for Victims

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!

  • Call for services: (360) 754-9297

Staff offer coordinated entry for homeless families, family resource navigating, housing case management, advocacy for survivors and a breast/chest feeding support group.

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.


Safe Place

          Monday: 9am-11am and 1pm-4:30pm

          Tuesday: 9am-11am and 1pm-4:30pm

          Wednesday: 9am-11am

          Thursday: 9am-11am and 1pm-4:30pm

  • 24-Hour SafePlace Help Line: 360.754.6300
  • Call for shelter availability


Turning Pointe 

24-hour Toll Free Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Advocacy in Mason County

  • Hotline: 877-923-1212
  • Call for shelter availability


National Domestic Violence Hotline 

24-hour hotline for anyone affected by abuse and needing support.

  • Hotline: 1-800-787-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522 


CIELO Olympia

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.

  • Help Line: (564)999-0665.

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.

  • Local Crisis Line: 360-586-2800 
  • Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-627-2211 24 hours a day


Domestic Violence Protection Orders 

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

  • Check Thurston County Clerk’s Office Website for Updates - 
  • 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 (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 Victim Assistance Hotline: 1-888-288-9221

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