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Rape Crisis Services

 

If you are a victim of sexual violence, we will support you in the aftermath of this violent crime. We will assist you in making important decisions regarding your options and well-being. The following free confidential support services are provided for children and adults. We welcome your call:

  • Information about Victims’ rights
  • 24 hour crisis response to hospitals, law enforcement agencies and crime scenes
  • A free forensic exam is provided to Victims of Sexual Assault ages 14 and up.
  • Evidence is collected by specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) at a dedicated Forensic Exam Site, the Butterfly House, adjacent to the Wellington Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.
  • Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) provides Victim-Centered assistance
  • Criminal Justice advocacy and court accompaniment
  • Assistance with filing State Crime Victim Compensation applications and restraining orders
  • Individual therapy and support groups
  • Information and referral to community resources, including  shelters and Legal Aid

Certified Rape Crisis Victim Advocates will Provide:

  • Crisis intervention and personal advocacy
  • Accompaniment during forensic rape exams at the Butterfly House and other area hospitals
  • Coordination of follow-up medical care, therapy and referrals
  • Criminal Justice advocacy and court accompaniment
 

Contact Us

 

Division Director:
Nicole A. Bishop
Office:
205 N. Dixie, Suite 5.1100, 5th floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone:
(561) 355-2418
24 Hour Crisis Helpline
866-891-7273
TTY: 561-355-1772

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