What is the Advocacy Branch?
Advocacy is the practice of “supporting and assisting a victim/survivor to define needs, explore options, and ensure rights are respected within any systems with which the victim/survivor interacts” (New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence).
While A-Branch and SACOMSS are affiliated with Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU), we want to emphasize that our services are available to the people of the Greater Montreal Area. Some of our volunteers are members of the McGill community but all come from the Greater Montreal Area.
All the services we offer are anonymous and trauma-informed (to know more about trauma-informed practices, see the US-based National Sexual Violence Resource Center .
- Advocacy and accompaniment
- Information and resource referral
- Active listening and support
- In a safe space
- Other help (Ask us!)
- NO legal advice