Advocacy Center (Ithaca)

The Advocacy Center (formerly the Task Force For Battered Women/ Child Sexual Abuse Project) has provided support, advocacy and education for survivors of domestic violence since 1977, survivors of child sexual abuse since 1982 and survivors of adult sexual assault since 2003.

The goal of the Advocacy Center is to help reduce the trauma that results from domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We provide services for:

Children and teens who have been sexually abused, sexually harassed or raped
Adults who have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Adults who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or stalked by an intimate partner
Teenagers who have experienced dating violence or have been stalked
Family and friends of a youth or adult who has experienced sexual abuse, sexual harassment or rape
Family and friends of adults and teenagers who have experienced domestic violence
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult survivor of sexual abuse or assault
Community members and professionals concerned about a youth or adult who has experienced domestic violence

Our services include:

Crisis intervention
Emotional support
Shelter at our safe house
Support groups and empowerment classes
Going with you to services such as hospital, police, court proceedings or social services
Legal advocacy
Help with orders of protection
Safety planning
Therapy services and referral
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Cayuga Medical Center
Assistance applying for NYS Crime Victims Board compensation
Information and referral
Prevention education and lending library

All services are free. Hotline: 607-277-5000

P.O. Box 164
607-277-3202 (office) 607-277-5000 (hotline)