It is not your fault
Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence, regardless of age, gender, sexuality or socio-economic class. Responsibility for the crime lies with your attacker. It is not your fault.
Safelight offers programs that give survivors a fresh start.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually abused in their lifetime Department of Justice)
In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the survivor knows the attacker Department of Justice)
Among developmentally disabled adults, up to 83 percent of females and 32 percent of males are victims of sexual violence (Disabled Women's Network)
- Only 28 percent of survivors report their sexual assault to the police (Bureau of Justice)
Who Do We Help?
Anyone who is a survivor of sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment or any other type of unwanted sexual contact.
Sexual violence is a broad term covering many types of victimization. It happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and incomes. Safelight provides services for men, women, and children who are survivors of sexual violence.
All services are free and confidential.
How Do We Help?
Counselors and advocates are available to accompany you to the hospital or police station. Our staff provide trauma-informed evidence-based intervention and are trained to help with the immediate and ongoing needs of survivors and to support you through the medical and legal processes.
Advocates empower, educate and counsel survivors through emotional support, safety planning, case management services, and advocacy within medical, court, child welfare and other systems of care.