After a sexual assault, you may be physically hurt, emotionally drained, or unsure what to do next.
We’re here to help you take the steps toward recovery — from providing immediate response to addressing your hospital and court advocacy needs.
Family Services’ professional staff and trained, compassionate volunteers provide crucial services to individuals who have experienced a sexual assault, whether the assault occurred recently or if the incident happened many years ago.
- 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line for immediate assistance or to ask questions regarding a personal situation for yourself, a friend or family member
- Safety Planning
- Crisis intervention and support for all male and female survivors of all ages
- Temporary shelter at Family Services Shelter for victims and their children
- Hospital and court accompaniment
- Brief crisis counseling and support groups
- Assistance with protective orders at Safe on Seven
- Referrals for medical, legal, housing, employment or education needs
- Support and information for family and friends
What to Do After a Sexual Assault
- Get to a safe place.
- Do not shower or bathe, eat or drink, change clothes or straighten up surroundings until evidence can be collected.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Emergency Department
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department
the Pediatric Emergency Department helps victims younger than 14 years old
- Inform medical staff if you believe you were drugged
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
The Sexual Assault Response Team of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is a community collaborative of representatives from law enforcement, criminal justice, medical, educational and other community organizations that respond to survivors of sexual assault and develop effective means of prevention.
SART members meet every other month. To be involved, please contact Family Services Safe Relationships Division at 336.722.8173.
We’re Here to Help
Last year, Family Services assisted more than 300 individuals who experienced sexual assault, providing crisis intervention and counseling, information and referral, hospital and court advocacy, and transportation.
For more information, contact Family Services Safe Relationships Division at our main office.