Advocacy Services

The Mānoa Advocate offers a variety of advocacy services to victims and survivors of all identities and backgrounds. Matters discussed with the Mānoa Advocate are confidential (Limitations to confidentiality are applicable and can be further discussed with the advocate).  We encourage you to contact our office if you have any further questions about how we can help.

Crisis Counseling

The Mānoa Advocate provides immediate support to individuals who require urgent and emergency services or are in crisis due to intimate violence or harassment. Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clients are given individual counseling and referrals to campus and community resources as appropriate to their specific situation.

Risk Assessment

We conduct lethality assessments to determine the nature of an individual’s situation and the level of risk they may be facing in order to better address their particular needs.

Safety Planning

We assist clients in developing individually tailored safety plans. A safety plan is a practical guide that helps lower the risk of harm. This plan will include information specific to the client and their situation and will address safety needs at the various places that a client may frequent (i.e. home, school, work).

Title IX Support

We understand that confronting a reporting process can be intimidating and overwhelming. We provide informed support and accompaniment for investigative procedures and related meetings throughout the Title IX process.


Clients have the option of seeking additional assistance using a wide variety of resources. After initial screening and assessment, we can connect clients to appropriate services by making referrals to other campus and community resources.