Rape and Sexual Assault

Call our 24-hour Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline (New York City): 212.227.3000
Outside New York City Call the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Para leer los servicios de Violación y Violencia Sexual en español clic aquí

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What To Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted or Raped

  • Get to a safe place before figuring out what you want to do
  • You can call 911 and tell the authorities about the incident and ask to be taken to a hospital
  • Although deciding what to do after the traumatic incident can be difficult, you may want to refrain from changing clothes, showering, or other grooming before going to the hospital, as this plays a large role in the evidence collection process that will occur at the hospital
  • At the hospital you may be provided with medication to help with pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
    • Minors in New York State can consent to all aspects of health care following a sexual assault and any resulting treatment must remain confidential

Help for Sexual Assault and Rape Victims: Community Programs

Our Community Programs support and advocate for victims of crime and abuse. Serving all five boroughs of New York City, the Community Programs provide the following services:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Management
  • Practical/Emergency Assistance
  • Information and Referrals
  • Individual Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Advocacy
  • Community Education Presentations

All Community Program staff members are New York State certified Rape Crisis Advocates.

For Community Program locations, click here.

If you would like to access these programs and live in New York City, call our Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212.227.3000
If you do not live in New York City and would like help, Call our 24-hour Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357)

Help for Sexual Assault and Rape Victims: Counseling

While our Community Programs offer supportive counseling and advocacy services for victims of crime and abuse, our Counseling Centers provide treatment related to trauma.

Our Counseling Centers provide individual therapy for children and adults in New York City who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape. They are located in downtown Brooklyn and at our Manhattan-Bronx Community Office Program in Harlem.

Visit our Counseling page or call 347.328.8110 for more information and to arrange an appointment.

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