Sexual Assault and Trauma Services provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of sexual assault and to their families. Trained Advocates are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide information and support, enabling the client to make informed choices concerning medical, legal and counseling needs, while offering advocacy and information about their rights. Advocates will assist a survivor throughout the entire criminal justice process providing legal and medical accompaniment as well as referrals to other resources. Advocacy services are free and confidential.
If you are a victim of a recent sexual assault:
- Get to a safe place as soon as you can
- Try to preserve all physical evidence; do not bathe, brush your teeth, douche, use the bathroom, eat, drink or change your clothes
- Call the 24 Hour Helpline (941) 708-6059 (available 24/7) to learn about your rights and options
No matter when your sexual assault occurred you have rights and help is available. Please call our 24-Hour Helpline for more information at (941) 708-6059 (available 24/7).