Accessing medical treatment is one of the most important ways you can help protect yourself. It is not uncommon for a woman to sustain a serious (and potentially fatal) injury during an assault and not know it.
If you have been strangled it is critical that you receive immediate medical attention. Assaults involving strangulation, even when there are no immediate signs of injury, can be fatal.
Women and girls who have experienced an assault may not seek medical treatment for many reasons including feelings of embarrassment or shame. Some fear they will be forced to make decisions about what will happen next without time to consider all their options. While others remain silent in an attempt to forget that something horrible has happened to them. While you won't forget you can heal.
It is critical that you know you have options.
Our specially trained smart team is available to help you. We understand the feelings and fears that can be caused by a sexual assault. We know it's not your fault and we're here to help you access the care you deserve.
Our team is available to answer any questions you might have about your medical options.
You do not have to access medical treatment or report an assault to police to receive our services.