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Become an Advocate

Advocate Requirements

  1. Fill out application (online or print & mail)

  2. Come in for interview

  3. Must pass criminal background check and be 18 years of age or older

  4. Must have reliable transportation if you are planning to accompany survivors

  5. Must have a working cell phone or home phone to answer our 24-hour hotline 


Training Overview

Classroom Training w/videos

       9 Hours

Home Study

     11 Hours

Hotline Training (at home)

     30 Hours

Total Hours for Certification

     50 Hours


The Crisis Center of Southeast Texas provides services to survivors of sexual assault, their family members and friends FREE of charge:

  • Advocates provide face-to-face support services to help survivors through issues related to their assault;

  • Advocates answer our "hotline" which provides immediate support and information (M-F 5pm - 9am and on a 24-hour basis on holidays and weekends);

  • Advocates provide accompaniment to local hospitals, police departments and court proceedings;

  • Support groups for adult survivors of sexual assault and for women molested as children.

  • Referrals to professional therapists or other agencies within the Southeast Texas community; and

  • A Speakers' Bureau to provide organizations, schools, clubs, associations and agencies education on the topics of safety, awareness, and prevention of sexual assault.

Crisis Center of Southeast Texas Volunteers

Gain...extensive training provided by law enforcement officials, professional therapists, and professionals with an expertise in the area of sexual assault.

Gain...practical experience and explore new career possibilities.

Gain...personal satisfaction by helping a survivor through the trauma and recovery of sexual assault.

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