WE EXIST TO HELP VICTIMS.
24 hours a day, seven days a week, the crisis line provides support and information to victims of sexual assault, their families and friends. The crisis line is supported by trained volunteer advocates and staff. 24 Hour Crisis Line is answered by trained counselors at any time of the day or night. Call to ask a question, express your feelings, or just have someone listen when you need them.
Who can call the Crisis Line?
Sexual Assault Victims
Anyone who knows a victim.
Report any insensitivity shown toward you by any official or agency and the Rape Crisis Center will advocate on an administrative level in order to assure better treatment.
Trained volunteer advocates and staff accompany victims to the hospital to offer support and information during the forensic exam process. This service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program with trained, certified nurses to collect forensic evidence for the police.
A victim advocate offers support and accompaniment to victims throughout the legal process including police interviews, appointments with the Assistant District Attorney, and court hearings.
The Rape Crisis Center offers short term crisis intervention for victims of sexual assault, their friends and families. There is no charge for this service.
Come and talk to others who have suffered sexual assault and are searching for ways to cope. This is a twelve-session program for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Victim Notification Portal
In 2017, the Sexual Assault Kit Victim Notification Portal was created to assist survivors of sexual assault who believe their sexual assault kit may not have been previously tested. Survivors can visit notify.svrga.org to communicate their preferences regarding notification of reopened investigations and prosecutions.
Request a speaker for your business, club, church, school, civic or community group to present programs on sexual assault issues.
Faculty and Parents Programs
These programs are tailored to specific needs and/or issues that the faculty or parents wish to address. All prevention programs can be presented to faculty and parent groups.
Specialized training for any individual or organization working with sexual assault victims.
Some of the prevention programs we offer are:
Good Touch/Bad Touch, Bullying and Sexual Harassment for elementary age children.
Sexual Harassment, Date/Acquaintance Rape, Sexual Assault Awareness, and Men’s programs for teens and adults, middle and high school through college age.
Inquire about ongoing self-defense courses through the Rape Crisis Center office and learn basic verbal and physical techniques.
Third Party Reporting
Allow the Rape Crisis Center to give information to police without using your name, if you do not want to report (only if you give your permission).