Following an Assault

Take care of yourself

Find a safe location and consider calling someone you trust for support. Remember that you are not alone, and there are many people who want to support you. Family and friends can be invaluable sources of comfort and strength. We also know that friends and family may want to help but don't know how to offer support or aren't providing support in a way that is helpful, even if they are trying. Skagit DV&SA Services can work with friends and family members to educate them on ways to support a loved one who has been assaulted.

Contact Skagit DV&SA Services at 1 (888) 336-9591 **Collect calls are accepted.

Our team of trained sexual assault advocates can help you navigate the emotions, choices, and systems that you may encounter following a sexual assault. Specifically, they can answer questions about your options and rights and accompany you to medical or legal appointments. Many programs also provide counseling services. If you have a need that they cannot meet, they can also provide you with referrals to other services close to you.