Sexual Violence

What is a Sexual Violence Resource Center?

Who We Serve?

Anyone impacted by sexual violence, including men, women and children, and their non-offending friends and family members.


What We Do?

We support and empower survivors and educate the community to end sexual violence. 


Why it Matters?

We believe everyone deserves to feel safe and respected. When communities are grounded in the values of equity and inclusion, individuals are able to reach their fullest potential, social networks flourish, and whole populations thrive in a safe and healthy environment. 

 

"Healing does not mean the damage never existed; it means that the damage no longer controls our lives."

- Unknown 

How We help

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24 Hour Crisis Hotline

 Trained staff and volunteers answer calls around the clock to answer questions, help during a crisis, or simply provide support. 

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Individual & Family Counseling

 Specialized trauma-focused, evidence-based mental health services are offered to the victim and family to help them cope with the trauma and assist them through the healing process. 

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Hospital Accompaniment

Advocates are available to accompany victims to the hospital following a crisis. Advocates are there for support and to provide victims with information about available services and resources.

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Legal & Personal Advocacy

 For one reason or another, many victims find themselves negotiating our legal system at some point after their assault. You don’t have to do it alone. FRC advocates can be there to provide guidance and moral support through part or all of the process. 

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Prevention Education/Outreach

 We bring information and resources about sexual violence to the community, from teenagers to social work students to police officers and more. 

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The Effects of Sexual Abuse

 Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed. 

Learning more can help you find the best form of care to begin the healing process. 

 

  • Self-Harm - Deliberate self-harm, or self-injury, is when a person inflicts physical harm on himself or herself, usually in secret.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections - A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a bacterial or viral infection passed from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral contact.
  • Substance Abuse - If you are concerned that you’re using substances in a way that could be harmful to your health or have concerns for someone you care about, consider learning more about the warning signs and places to find support.
  • Dissociation - Dissociation is one of the many defense mechanisms the brain can use to cope with the trauma of sexual violence.
  • Eating Disorders - Sexual violence can affect survivors in many ways, including perceptions of the body and feelings of control.
  • Pregnancy - If you were recently raped, you may have concerns about becoming pregnant from the attack.
  • Sleep Disorders - Symptoms of sleep disorders can include trouble falling or staying asleep, sleeping at unusual times of day, or sleeping for longer or shorter than usual.
  • Suicide - Suicide is preventable and suicidal thoughts aren’t permanent. If you are thinking about suicide, there are resources to give you the support you need to get through this tough time.
  • Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Many perpetrators of sexual abuse are in a position of trust or responsible for the child’s care, such as a family member, teacher, clergy member, or coach.

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