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Survivor Advocacy Services

Contact Information:

Mindy Kates

Mindy Kates, Survivor Advocate

Phone: 559.278.6796 (24 hour hotline)
Location: Student Health and Counseling Center

Mindy is certified in sexual assault and domestic/dating violence advocacy and has completed extensive training on crisis intervention, supporting victims/survivors of violence, providing resources and facilitating accommodations. 

"As an advocate, I believe that only the victim/survivor knows what the best course of action is for themselves at any given time. As a result, I will not push victims/survivors to do anything they don't want. I will provide a safe space for you to discuss your options."

Mindy Kates, Survivor Advocate

You can make an appointment by calling or emailing the Survivor Advocate. If you are in the midst of an emergency please call the police immediately by dialiing 9-1-1. For after hours support, you can reach one of our community partners. 

Rape Counseling Services offers confidential sexual assault services via a 24-hour crisis line. They can also provide advocacy, counseling services, and legal and medical accompaniment if requested. 


The Marjaree Mason Center offers confidential domestic/dating violence services via a 24-hour crisis line. They provide counseling services, shelter, 24-hour crisis support, education and training, and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and stalking.