What Should I do?
If sexual assault happens to you, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. You are not alone. There is an advocate available to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week (800-489-7273).
- Find a safe environment. Ask a friend to stay with you for support.
- Call an advocate for information and support
- If you feel comfortable doing so, call the police and report the rape.
Preserve evidence of the attack in a paper bag
Do not bathe or brush your teeth
Write down all of the details that you can remember about what happened
- Go to the Hospital and get examined for any needed medical attention.
- Go to the Hospital for a Rape Kit Exam. Even if you are not planning on reporting, you can still get the exam and get tested for STD’s and pregnancy.
- Recognize that healing from this traumatic assault can take time. Give yourself the time and care you need.