Medical Advocacy at Mutual Ground

Medical Advocates provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and resource information for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide emergency response for victims who present in local emergency rooms and law enforcement departments as a result of domestic battery or sexual assault/abuse.

How to Connect:

Medical advocacy services are available in-person and over the phone.

To speak with a medical advocacy, call 630-897-0080 or 630-897-8383

Medical Advocacy Includes:

  • Emergency room accompaniment
  • Support throughout the evidence collection process
  • Advocacy with law enforcement and medical professionals
  • Crisis intervention
  • Connection to aftercare resources
  • Support obtaining follow-up medical care
  • Medical billing mitigation

Medical Advocacy Focuses on These Topics

  • Education about Victim Rights (Link Illinois Crime Victim Rights (??)
  • Safety & safety planning
  • Emotional support
  • Informed decision-making
  • Crime Victims Compensation