Advocacy and Support

Center of Hope

The St.Vincent Carmel Center of Hope provides expert treatment, advocacy, legal services coordination and evidence collection and preservation for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

  • A SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)-trained nurse is on-call at all times
  • A dedicated and private examination room is provided for these vulnerable patients
  • Specialized equipment has been purchased to collect and preserve evidence to assist in the successful prosecution of perpetrators

The Center of Hope coordinator works closely with law enforcement and the judicial system as well as mental health and social service agencies to help victims access the services they need and to provide expert testimony that assists in securing convictions.

Chaucie's Place

The St.Vincent Carmel Center of Hope also works closely with Chaucie’s Place. Chaucie’s Place provides services to children who are victims of suspected abuse or neglect. St.Vincent Carmel provides medical services and facility space to Chaucie’s Place.


St.Vincent Carmel also provides financial support to: