Sexual Assault Resources
Conversations around sexual assault can be very difficult. If you need to talk with someone, you can always talk with advocates at The SAFE Alliance by phone at 512.267.SAFE (7233), by text at 737.888.7233, or by chat at safeaustin.org/chat.
And if you think that you or someone you know may have been sexually assaulted, there are options. Remember that rape is never your fault, no matter the circumstances.
Regardless of your age, gender, sexual orientation, or immigration status, SAFE can provide you:
- A safe, confidential, and free medical forensic exam at SAFE’s Eloise House with gentle, specially qualified nurses. They can provide both medical care and evidence collection. If there is any part of the exam you are uncomfortable with, you can skip it. If possible, do not change clothes, shower, brush your teeth, eat or drink, or use the bathroom until after your exam. If you have already done any of these things, it’s okay. Call the SAFEline to arrange an exam.
- Advice and support for seeing your own doctor or going to an emergency room. You can see your own doctor for medications to prevent sexually transmitted infections and to check to be sure you’re okay. You can also go to a hospital emergency room if you need emergency care. A specially trained advocate can meet you there 24/7 to provide support and information. Ask the hospital to call SAFE’s forensic dispatch line or you can call the SAFEline at 512.267.SAFE (7233) or text 737.888.7233.