The professionals at Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse (PICAA) know recovery from sexual or physical and domestic violence is a lengthy process. Recovery and healing is a personal journey. Yes, time eases the pain. But, if you’re struggling, it doesn’t mean you’ve developed serious mental or emotional problems. Everyone recovers on their own timeline.
During the course of healing, some people become more aware of their own strengths and more confident in the power of the healing process. People do recover from sexual and physical assault, just as they recover from other crises. We know, because we’ve helped thousands of survivors, their friends and families find their own paths to healing. And we’re here to help you, too.
Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse provides the medical component of a multidisciplinary team that serves victims of sexual and physical abuse in Snohomish County. The bigger team includes law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocacy, prosecution and mental health agencies – all working together to provide the best possible services to victims of sexual and physical abuse and their families.
At Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, our goal is to promote emotional and physical healing for people victimized by sexual or physical violence by providing:
- 24-hour crisis line
- Medical and legal advocacy
- Medical examinations
- Support group services
- Community education and referrals
Providence Intervention Center provides forensic (evidence gathering) medical examinations for victims of sexual or physical assault. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24 hours a day to provide these examinations at local emergency departments. These registered nurses have received training in advanced examination and forensic techniques that enhance the sensitivity of the investigation.
In addition to SANE examinations, a certified nurse practitioner is available to perform comprehensive physical examinations and gather forensic evidence with children suspected of being sexually assaulted. These examinations are performed in a special, child-friendly environment at Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center.
To schedule a non-emergency medical examination, please call 425-297-5770.
We work collaboratively with law enforcement agencies throughout Snohomish County to help ensure sensitive, child-oriented interviews and investigations.
Our child/adult advocates are highly trained specialists who work with children and non-offending family members to help them meet specific and complex needs that may arise. The child/adult advocates can be reached at 425-297-5771.
Our professionals are available to provide law enforcement agencies, schools, parent organizations, civic and service organizations, educators, medical groups and religious organizations with consultations, in-service training or informational presentations on a wide variety of topics related to sexual assault. Call 425-297-5771 for more information.
Are you interested in supporting victims of sexual abuse and assault? Consider becoming a volunteer sexual assault advocate. Volunteers serve more than 2,800 clients per year and are essential to the services we provide.
Our volunteer sexual assault advocates:
- Staff the 24-hour crisis hotline and may respond to the emergency room to support a victim of an assault.
- Complete 40 hours of initial training and, for a time, work with an experienced advocate.
- Commit to cover a minimum of two 12-hour, on-call shifts per month for at least one year.
- Are required to attend a monthly training meeting the second Tuesday evening of the month, in order to maintain their required 12 hours of annual continuing education.
For additional information about becoming a volunteer advocate, call 425-297-5788.