Sexual Assault Services

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 safety, hope, healing, and strength. This includes 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. It doesn’t matter if the assault occurred recently or if the incident happened many years ago.

24-hour hotline (336) 723-8125

Intervention Services

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. Our local hospital emergency rooms can serve you. The Pediatric Emergency Room/Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Health treats child sexual assault survivors.
    The Pediatric Emergency Department helps victims younger than 14 years old.
  • Inform medical staff if you believe you were drugged.

We care about our clients and their privacy. See our confidentiality policy in English and Spanish.


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. It meets each month, along with the Domestic Violence Community Council.


For information, contact the Family Services advocates at the Bridges to Hope Family Justice Center of Forsyth County at (336) 776-3255.

crisis hotline

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a crisis involving domestic violence or sexual assault, please call the 24-hour crisis line. Help is just a phone call away.

(336) 723-8125