If you have experienced sexual violence, there are options. Sexual violence is never your fault, no matter the circumstances.
Report to Law Enforcement
You may report to law enforcement, regardless of whether you receive a forensic exam. If you decide to report, we are here to advocate for you and can go with you to the law enforcement agency. You are not alone in this situation.
File a Protective Order
If you have been a survivor of stalking or sexual violence, you can apply for a court order to prevent contact from the abuser. This order is called a "Protective Order." We can accompany you to the courthouse to file a protective order and advocate for you during the case.
Locks of Refuge
SARC can send a locksmith to replace your key or lock for free. In order to see if you qualify, please contact our hotline at (979) 731-1000.
SARC can provide referrals for legal advice for survivors of sexual violence. If you are interested in making an appointment with an attorney, please call us at (979) 731-1000 for more information.
Law Enforcement & Courts
Trained SARC Advocates provide support to survivors during law enforcement interviews or court proceedings. To schedule an advocate, contact the hotline at (979) 731-1000.
Sexual Assault Resource Training
SARC provides a 40-hour training for Sexual Assault Advocates in addition to extensive trainings to local businesses, organizations, schools, or agencies related to sexual assault, trauma-informed care, prevention, and overall awareness.
SARC has highly trained Master's level trauma therapists who help people heal from sexual trauma.
We use different methods of counseling, including:
Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
We provide FREE survivor trauma therapy services to survivors over the age of 13, who have experienced sexual violence or love someone who experienced sexual violence.
CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES
If you, or someone you care about, experienced sexual violence, we are here to help.
SARC works with survivors, their friends, and their loved ones to support healing, empowerment, and an understanding of the impact of trauma. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, intimate partner sexual violence, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, and human trafficking.
24/7 Confidential Crisis Hotline
Hotline Advocates are specially trained and can provide support, answer questions, and guidance to the right services. Our hotline is open 24/7 including weekends and holidays and is available for survivors and their loved ones.
24/7 Hospital Accompaniment
If you choose, you can receive a private exam by a forensic nurse, but you DO NOT have to report to law enforcement if you decide to receive an exam.
What is a forensic exam? The nurses will provide evidence collection and medical care during this exam. If possible, please do not change your clothes, shower, brush your teeth, eat or drink, or use the bathroom until after the exam. BUT it's ok if you have done any of these things.
The hospital will contact SARC to provide an advocate to accompany you during your exam. However, this is your choice and we do not have to stay. We are here to support you in any way possible. We will bring a care package for you with information relating to your rights as a survivor, as well as essentials like underwear, scrubs, socks, and toiletries that may be needed during or after the exam.