A collaboration of the North Shore Medical Center and HAWC, Crossroads offers free, confidential crisis intervention and safety planning services for patients and employees experiencing domestic violence. All services are free, voluntary, and confidential.
- Crisis intervention available for all patients and NSMC staff
- Safety planning and links to community based services
- Staff training – All NSMC sites
- Legal advocacy
- Services in Spanish
- Educational groups for adolescents
- Trauma treatment for adults and children
Why screen patients for domestic violence?
- Domestic violence impacts health, safety and wellbeing. Routine screening insures that current victims and all survivors have access to the information and services they may need to become safer and to heal.
- Health status may be a risk factor for increased abuse. For example, pregnancy is a high risk time for violence, but health care visits provide an opportunity for safe and effective interventions
- Indicators of abuse are not always visible. Routine screening by trained healthcare providers is recommended so that victims know that domestic violence is a public health issue and that help is available in a safe, confidential setting.