Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program
What You Need to Know About Sexual Assault
- No appointment necessary for immediate face-to-face crisis intervention and advocacy services. Call the crisis hotline at 325-676-7107 or 800-444-3551 for more information
- We are here to assist you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services are available on a walk-in basis and by appointment.
- Services include accompaniment to medical examinations, law enforcement offices, prosecutors’ offices and courts and are available to individuals of both stranger and non-stranger sexual assault and to both walk-ins and by appointment
- Comprehensive case management is available and includes but is not limited to: safety planning, accompaniment, safe shelter, individual plan of service, legal services, individual and group therapy and basic needs.
- Shock or denial about the assault
- Muscle tension & headaches
- Changes in sleeping & eating
- Nausea & vomiting
- Feelings of fear, shame, or guilt (remember, sexual assault is NEVER the victim's fault)
- Anger irritability & anxiety
- Nightmares & flashbacks
- A sense of worthlessness, helplessness, or loss of control
- Withdrawal from others & loss of interest in usual activities
- Loss of interest in sex
If you are worried about yourself or someone you know, this site can help you learn more about sexual assault and how to prevent it.
Noah Project provides public education to increase the knowledge of the dynamics of sexual violence, it’s causes and consequences, and of services available through the sexual assault program. For information regarding sexual assault prevention services, please call 676-7107 and ask for the Director of Primary Prevention Services. The prevention team is available for and participates in information fairs, community presentations, workshops and other speaking engagements.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
Reach out to Noah Project for assistance at 325.676.7107
For evidence purposes, DO NOT shower, wash clothing, or comb your hair. Seek medical attention. Have a rape examination performed even if you are unsure about making an unrestricted report.
You DO NOT have to make a police report to receive services and assistance for a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) examination.
They may be short-term or lasting. Some common effects are:
If you are in need of immediate medical attention call 911. Even if you are not injured, you need medical assistance to protect your health. For medical treatment, seek your nearest emergency care. To protect evidence, it is important that you DO NOT shower, brush your teeth, put on make-up, eat, drink or change your clothes until advised to do so. Noah Project is available to accompany you to any medical appointment.