Our sexual assault program provides the following:
- 24/7 response to area hospitals along with police and forensic nurse examiner
- 24/7 crisis hotline
- Case Management
- Individual counseling
- Child/youth advocacy
- Survivor’s support groups
- Medical, legal, court accompaniments
- Restraining order assistance
- Victim advocacy
- Safety planning
- Public education
Our program is dedicated to aiding and empowering local victims of sexual assault and their families. Sexual assault is one of the most devastating of violent crimes. It deprives us of our most basic human right, which is the sanctity and safety of our own bodies. Despite common misconceptions, rape is not an erotic act of sexual desire. It is a crime of violence with the intent to control and humiliate, and it is the feeling of humiliation and loss of control that accounts for much of the victim’s suffering.
What is sexual assault?
Any sexual activity that is not freely chosen by the victim, such as exhibitionism, molestation, rape, incest, sodomy and oral copulation. Sexual assault is hurtful, embarrassing, and difficult to talk about. NO one should try to solve this problem alone. It is a crime that can happen anywhere to anyone—male/female, young/old, any race and any sexual orientation. Friends, family members, dates, acquaintances and or strangers can commit it. It is a crime of power and control, not love, lust or passion.