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Helping You:GO TO: How You Can Help
take steps right away if you have been sexually assaulted
- Get to a safe place, away from the attacker.
- If you want to report the assault call 911.
- Call the Women's Resource Center Hotline (540) 639-1123 or Toll Free (800) 788-1123 for support and information.
- Call a trusted friend or family member for support.
- Preserve evidence, wait to wash, come hair or change clothes until talking to a forensic nurse at the nearest hospital emergency room.
- If you suspect you may have been drugged ask that a urine and/or blood sample be collected and tested.
- Remember this is NOT YOUR FAULT.
- Recognize that healing takes time.
- Know that it is never too late to call.