Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate Program

About the Program

The Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate Program of Adena Health System is dedicated to serve the needs of women, children and men who have experienced Interpersonal Violence such as Sexual and/or Domestic Violence, Child and/or Elder Abuse or those who may have been victims of Hate Crimes. We offer survivors comprehensive advocacy starting in the Emergency Room. Trauma informed services are hospital and medical advocacy, resource linkage and referral and safety services including safety planning and shelter placement. In addition the program offers free peer to peer support groups, community education and an aftercare advocate to help individuals at any point in their healing process. 

Adena’s Sexual Assault Survivor Program is a network of volunteers who are working together to ensure that all survivors of sexual assault who report to Adena Regional Medical Centerwill benefit from the support of a hospital advocate. People who have been trained to work with survivors of rape are available to talk with you about your feelings. They can also help you with legal and medical questions. You don’t have to go through this alone.


Adena Regional Medical Center's help line: 740-779-7263. The Adena help line is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advocate Services 740.779.7263 

Forensic Nursing Services 740.779.8655 

Crisis Center: 740-773-4357

Email is also an option for survivors:

For after hours: Call 1-844-OHIO-HELP

For immediate assistance, call 911 or go to the emergency department.


Volunteers provide hospital advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault who report to the Adena Regional Medical Center. Services include emotional support, resource linkage and crisis intervention.

  • Compassionate and caring
  • Looking for a way to get involved
  • Sensitive to the circumstances surrounding sexual assault
  • Available to respond to Adena Regional Medical Center within 60 min
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and pass a criminalbackground check


Your monetary gift or in-kind donation to the Survivor Support Fund will help us provide much needed services to our patients. To make a donation, click here or make checks payable to Adena Health Foundation Survivor Support Fund and mail to 9 S. Paint Street, Chillicothe, OH, 45601. 



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