Are you a victim of sexual assault or do you know someone who is?
You came to the right place.
We have joined Victim Link to bring Seek Then Speak to our community. Seek Then Speak helps sexual assault victims and their support people gather information, explore options, and take action. By guiding you through a series of questions, you can figure out which options are right for you. You can get in touch with someone called an advocate, who can help you through this process, and you can even start reporting to law enforcement, if you choose.
Available on your desktop, mobile phone, even a landline.
Gather information. Explore options. Take action.
If you need immediate help because you are in danger,
call 911 now.
If you are an adult who's been sexually assaulted:
Get to a safe place.
Contact someone who can help you: a friend, the police (911), or Hearts of Hope crisis line: 337.233.RAPE (7273)
Do not shower, bathe, drink or eat, douche, wipe after urination, smoke, or change your clothes. These activities can destroy important physical evidence needed if you decide to prosecute against the assailant.
Get medical attention. You may have injuries that you haven't noticed, yet, or want to explore options for preventing pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases.
Write down everything what you remember about the assault, with as much detail as possible. This not only helps with the healing process, but can help with any legal action you may decide to take.
Suspect a child is being sexually abused?
Call 1.855.4LA.KIDS 24/7
Call your local police department.
Find out what we do to help children here.