The first thing you should know if you were raped
or sexually assaulted is that it was
Are you in crisis right now?
You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN,
24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE
It may seem very
hard to talk about your assault right now. There are people who will
believe and help you. They have heard your story in a hundred different
forms and are familiar with what you are going through. Please call
and talk to a counselor. If you are not comfortable with that then
please visit one of the online support
groups. You will be anonymous and find that thousands of women
share your feelings and experiences. You are not alone.
This website offers
legal resources from the American Bar Association for Hurricane Katrina
victims and advocates. It includes disaster legal service hotlines
and pro bono legal service networks and referrals.
Rape Crisis - rape
crisis center information hotline: New
Orleans: 1 (504) 482-9922, Slidell: 1 (504) 483-8888 / 1 (504)
486-0377 collect calls accepted.
601 S Jefferson Davis Parkway New Orleans, Louisiana 70119-7190
(at the corner of Jeff Davis and Tulane). If these numbers do
not work call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). This center has
been converted to form SARA.
Offices also in Gretna,
Slidell, Covington and Chalmette.
What they offer:
This crisis center offers
legal and medical referrals as well as weekly support groups for
victims and their loved ones. Individual and family therapy sessions
are available by appointment. For therapy information call 1 (504)
482-9922, 1 (985) 643-9922 or 1 (504) 368-8375. All services are
free and confidential and are available regardless of the survivor's
decision to report that crime to the police.
THE NORAA NETWORK (New Orleans Regional Alliance Against Abuse)
encompasses Metro, Crescent House, the SARA center, Project SAVE
and the St. Tammany Parish Child Advocacy Center.
The city's rape crisis
network is made up of the SANE nurses, the Sexual Assault Recovery
Assistance Center (SARA, the reorganized version of the YWCA rape
crisis center), NOPD's sex crimes unit, the district attorney's
office, and the New Orleans crime lab. (Fensterstock,
About the SANE Program:
seems dedicated to providing as positive an experience as she
can to the survivors who do come her way. Her tent, with low lighting,
cozy couches and a private exam area is a soothing spot"
Try this google
search for local hospital, rape crisis center and taxi cab phone numbers.
If you are a student free counseling
is probably available through your University. For rape crisis information
for your school try this google search. Please enter the name of your
University. Example : Rape
and LSU and Counseling
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