We know that it can feel daunting for survivors during medical & legal proceedings.
We’re here for you.
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We are dedicated to delivering free, confidential, and ethical services that support and empower victims, survivors, and their non-offending significant others. Let us help you navigate the path of assistance and healing, together.
We have services available to help you begin to heal:
- Supportive, individual counseling is available for sexual assault survivors and their non-offending partners.
- Appointments are free and confidential.
- Appointment is required – please call 717-258-4324 to schedule.
We have services to help you navigate the medical and legal system:
Medical & Legal Advocacy:
- We offer services to support and guide you through the challenges of the medical and legal processes around sexual assault.
- Medical accompaniment to for survivors of assault.
- Victim advocates can help and be with you when working with law enforcement officials, the judicial system and court proceedings.
We offer help for those in abusive situations:
Sexual Violence Protection Orders:
- Sexual Violence Protection Orders (SVPO) are designed to protect victims of sexual violence from further abuse and/or intimidation by their abuser, regardless of whether or not criminal charges have been filed.
- Protection From Abuse Orders (PFA’s) are designed to protect victims from further violence and/or intimidation by their abuser, regardless of whether or not criminal charges have been filed.
- We work in conjunction with Mid-Penn Legal Services and county agencies.
- We provide needed support during court proceedings and hearings.
- Call 1-888-727-2877 or 717-258-4324 for assistance.
How to support a friend or loved one
It can be difficult knowing what to do when a friend or loved one discloses a sexual assault. We are here to help. If someone you know is looking for support:
- Believe them
- Do not ask investigative questions
- Suggest a medical examination at their closest emergency medical facility
- Provide information to their local police department
- Connect them to their local sexual assault advocate to provide support and inform them of their rights.
Call together at 1-888-727-2277 for more information on rights, services, in-person accompaniments and more. We offer in-and-out of county information and referrals.