That same shelter is needing help to provide care for these women.
One volunteer coordinator says the shortage of advocates is due to the high demand for qualified volunteers in Amarillo. To qualify you must complete an eight day intensive training which teaches you how to deal with the victims.
"When you go out to the hospital and some has just been assaulted it's probably one of the most traumatic life changing experiences of their life and to have someone there who knows what to say what to do how to be their advocate or maybe just hold their hand." said Family Services Volunteer Coordinator Jaliza Hollingsworth.