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IF YOU ARE ASSAULTED

GET TO A SAFE PLACE

  • DO NOT shower, bathe, douche, wash your hands, brush your teeth, or use the toilet.
  • DO NOT change or destroy clothing, or disturb the scene
  • DO Get medical attention as soon as possible
  • DO call the police
  • DO call our 24-hour hotline for support and information. We are here to help you 24 hours a day


Remember you are not to blame. You are alive, you are a survivor, and now is the time to begin the healing process.

All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL

without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. 

MYTHS and FACTS

Myth: It could never happen to me

FACT: Anyone can be a victim regardless of gender, age, appearance, ethnicity, income level, or lifestyle.

Myth: Most rapes are spur of the moment in a dark alley by a stranger

FACT: Most rapes are planned and the attacker is an acquaintance of the victim.

Myth: Rape is a non-violent crime, primarily sexual

FACT: Rape is a violent crime. 87% of rapists either carry a weapon or threaten the victim with violence or death. Rape is about power not sex.

Myth: A person is asking for it by their dress or actions

FACT: Research shows rapists are looking for available, vulnerable targets, not someone dressed in a particular way. 

Myth: All women secretly want to be raped

FACT: Women enjoy consensual sex. Rape is neither sexual nor is it consensual.  

Myth: Rape is over in a few minutes

FACT: SEXUAL ASSAULT SOMETIMES LASTS OVER A PERIOD OF DAYS. THE AVERAGE RAPE LASTS 4.5 HOURS! VICTIMIZATION DOES NOT END WHEN THE RAPIST LEAVES. IT CAN LAST INDEFINITELY. 

Victims can become survivors

VICTIMS CAN BECOME SURVIVORS

Part of this process is making every attempt at taking control of your life again and receiving the care, information, and rights to which you are entitled. Victims of sexual assault do not need to suffer in silence. You have the right to survive and you can make the transition from victim to survivor. Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center offers free services to help victims transition into survivors. Services include crisis intervention and advocacy services providing emotional support of survivors of sexual assault from the time of the incident and continuing through the medical exam, legal process and recovery period. 

AS A SURVIVOR YOU HAVE THE RIGHT:

  • To determine if you wish to report to the police
  • To have an advocate with you during all medical and legal procedures
  • Not be exposed to prejudice because of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability
  • To be considered a rape survivor regardless of the relationship of the assailant to you
  • To have common reactions to the sexual assault, such as sleeplessness, nightmares, anxiety, fear, etc. and NOT have these reactions considered abnormal behavior

THE IMPACT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

The effects of sexual assault on survivors and their families and friends are traumatic, both physically and emotionally. Overcoming the experience may take longer than expected and involves the healing of physical and psychological wounds. It is important to realize survivors can recover and may even become emotionally stronger as a result of the incident. The scars of sexual assault may never go away, but they can be made less painful. During the recovery following a sexual assault, our rape crisis counselors are available to provide emotional support, to provide understanding of the true facts regarding sexual assault and, if requested, to act on the survivor's behalf. 

FREE SERVICES AVAILABLE

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Crisis intervention and advocacy services provided to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and their children from the time of the incident and continuing throughout the legal process and recovery period.  


24- HOUR HOTLINE

24-HOUR CRISIS RESPONSE

EMERGENCY SHELTER

SEXUALT ADVOCACY

LEGAL ADVOCACY

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

GROUP COUNSELING

ACCOMPANIMENT

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL


Contact our business office at (530) 842-6629 or 

Toll Free  1-877-842-4068

Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center

118 Ranch Ln, Yreka, California 96097, United States

TOLL FREE 1-877-842-4068

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