Avenue Women’s Center staff members are trained in crisis intervention and basic counseling skills. Peer counseling is not intended to be a substitute for professional counseling. Avenue Women’s Center offers information, emotional and spiritual support, and practical help.
Avenue Women’s Center is a limited medical clinic. Avenue Women’s Center client advocates are not licensed medical professionals. Information provided is not a substitute for professional medical care. In the event of a medical emergency, go to an emergency room or call 911.
Conversations between a client advocate and client are confidential. However, by law, Avenue Women’s Center staff members must report the following situations: physical abuse of a minor, sexual abuse of a minor, and expressed threat of homicide or suicide by the client. If a client shares information which is required to be reported, confidentiality will be broken accordingly.
By using the Avenue Women’s Center live chat or email system, the user agrees not to hold Avenue Women’s Center or its affiliates or employees liable for any breach of privacy or confidentiality due to circumstances over which Avenue Women’s Center has no control, including but not limited to the activity of internet criminals or attacks, even if Avenue Women’s Center has foreknowledge of such attacks.