For Sexual Assault Survivors and their Family and Friends
How to Get Help
The City of Seattle supports programs and activities that enhance the services available to victims of sexual assault. Adult and child victims of sexual assault require and deserve speedy access to comprehensive, highly competent and sensitive services.
These programs include:
- In-person supportive services, information, referral and crisis intervention services, especially for individuals in harder to reach communities
- A regional 24-hour crisis line for victims, parents/guardians and/or significant others, offering confidential crisis intervention, information and referrals, medical advocacy and ongoing support to victims of sexual assault, free of charge
- A partnership with the National Domestic Violence TTY Hotline which makes crisis response available to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind survivors of sexual assault and abuse
- Legal advocacy for victims who are witnesses in sexual assault prosecutions
City of Seattle General Funds are used to contract with nonprofit, community-based organizations. Contracting is determined through a competitive process that is conducted by the Seattle Human Services Department at least once every four years. Funding depends upon program performance and funding availability. The current four-year cycle ends in 2012. The 2012 allocation for victim services is $507,394.
2012 Funded Agencies and Programs
- Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services provides information and referral and crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf/blind victims of sexual assault, non-offending parents of deaf children, deaf child victims and deaf significant others.
- Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress serves children, teens, adults and adult victims of child sexual abuse/assault through a 24-hour response system including information/consultation, referral, medical and forensic care, crisis response, and medical, legal and general advocacy.
- King County Sexual Assault Resource Center maintains a regional 24-hour sexual assault resource and crisis phone line providing accurate and specific information about sexual assault, its consequences, the systems involved in sexual assault, crisis response, and access to appropriate services and consultation; and a legal advocacy program for children, teen and adult victims of sexual assault, rape, attempted rape and child sexual abuse who have the potential to be involved with the criminal justice system.
For more information, call the Seattle Human Services Departmentís Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program at 206-233-2774.
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