Advocacy and Support

Center of Hope

In conjunction with St.Vincent Indianapolis Center of Hope, St.Vincent Fishers has established a satellite location providing expert treatment, advocacy, legal services coordination and evidence collection and preservation for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

A SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Educator)-trained nurse is on-call at all times, a dedicated and private examination room is provided for these vulnerable patients and 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, 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.