24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 941-627-6000
Sexual Assault Helpline: 941-637-0404
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24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 941-627-6000

Englewood Area: 941-475-6465 

Legal Advocacy

CARE advocates are available to help victims navigate the court system and get the help they need to be safe.

Our advocates can help with:

  • Filing criminal complaints and/or injunctions¬†for protection
    (often referred to as restraining orders)
  • Court accompaniment and support
  • Crisis counseling
  • Information and Referrals about community and legal resources
  • Victim’s compensation
  • Safety-planning


C.A.R.E. Inc. is pleased to provide or facilitate accommodations, including American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and alternative formats of printed materials, upon request from persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or are living with disabilities. Please request appropriate assistance from any of our staff.

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