If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
There is nothing you can do or have done to cause some one to abuse or assault you. The only person responsible for abuse is the person who chooses to engage in that behavior.
In your current circumstance, it may seem impossible to get safe or to heal. But there is someone here to help you. There is someone here to listen.
You know your situation and circumstances best and are the only one who can decide what is best for you. While the information and resources below may be helpful, it is not inclusive of all the information you may need. Please call 360.715.1563 to connect with a trained advocate who can help you develop a personal safety and healing plan.
The Path to Safety
Navigating the Legal System
Recovering from Sexual Assault
It can be very difficult to know what to do following a sexual assault. Your safety is of utmost importance. Please know that you are not alone, and consider calling the DVSAS 24-Hour Helpline to talk over your options. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
Your options may include:
- Receiving medical attention at the ER or a forensic exam to preserve evidence
- Making a report to local law enforcement
- Identifying other options to help you feel safer while deciding what is best for you
No matter what, what happened to you is not your fault, and you are not alone.