A sense of loss of control over his/her life

To preserve the evidence from the assault, you should not do the following things before seeking medical attention:

Take a shower

Brush your teeth

Use the bathroom

Feelings of self-blame or guilt

Sexual Assault Services

24-Hour Crisis Line

Trained staff available to answer sexual assault crisis calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Fear of being alone or in crowds

Community Education

Provides presentations, workshops, and training sessions to raise awareness and educate the community about sexual assault

Any unwanted or non-consensual sexual contact forced on an individual by someone else. 

For more information regarding counseling services contact Paige Pellegrin at 985-872-0757 and for all other inquires, please call the crisis line number below: 

Secondary Survivors

Individual and group counseling for family and friends of survivors of sexual assault

Flashbacks of the assault

Your Options Include:

1. Getting a Forensic Medical Exam to collect evidence and reporting to law enforcement.

2. Getting a Forensic Medical Exam and not reporting to law enforcement (Evidence is stored if you decide to report later).

3. Not participating in a Forensic Medical Exam and having a standard exam for any injuries you may have sustained.

4. To have a medical advocate present during the exam to discuss options and to ensure that your rights are protected. 

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868

Common Reactions to Sexual Assault


Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Occurs when a mind-altering substance is administered to the victim without his/her knowledge or consent and a sexual assault occurs. 

Trouble concentrating

Feelings of powerlessness and helplessness

If you or someone you know has recently (within the last 72 hours) been sexually assaulted you are encouraged to go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. 

1 (800) 777-8868

1 in 6 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime 

Legal Advocacy

Escort and assist survivors of sexual assault through the legal process of prosecution. May also include  a Sexual Assault Protective Order

Medical Adovcacy

Provides support and advocacy for survivors during a forensic medical exam

Depression and anxiety 

Non-consensual or forced sex with someone. Rape can include forcing a body part or object into the vagina, rectum, or mouth. A perpetrator may be someone you know (an acquaintance), a family member, someone you are in an intimate relationship with, or a stranger. 

Sexual Assault Services Available

Know Your Options

Anger or frustration

What is sexual assault?

The act of sexual touching that is unwanted or non-consensual. This term is mostly used in the case of children or juveniles. 



Individual and group counseling for adults and children who are survivors of sexual assault

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