What to do if you have been sexually assaulted
(When you are forced to have ANY form of sexual contact
without your consent, it is not your fault!)
- Get to a safe place.
- Call 911.
Get medical attention immediately. Don't change clothes,
shower, or brush your teeth. Do not go the bathroom,
comb your hair or drink or eat anything before you
by medical personnel. This is in order to preserve
evidence if you choose to make a police report. If
you feel you
absolutely must change your clothes, put them in
a paper bag. Don't use a plastic bag.
- Don't change
anything in the physical surroundings until the
police conduct their investigation.
- It is important to get a medical check-up to make
sure you are alright. Even with no visible sign
of injury, you
need to make sure you have no internal injuries.
- Remember the sooner you report this crime the
- Even if you choose not to report your rape,
- Seeking medical treatment does not mean that
you have to make a report to the police.
- Please know that the Rape Crisis Center
offers free confidential counseling for
your loved ones.
Know that you are
doing the best you can. Believe in yourself.
Let us help you! You are not alone.
Call the Rape Crisis Center 24 hours a day/7 days a week
912-233-7273 or 1-888-241-7273
If you are in immediate danger or are in
need of emergency assistance, call 911. If you are seeking
call our hotline: 912-233-7273 or 1-888-241-7273.
are not in an emergency situation and would prefer to
email us, please allow 72 hours for a response.