If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 immediately

RAPED? WHAT TO DO NEXT

Are you safe? If you do not feel safe call 911, or someone you trust.

 

REMEMBER, RAPE IS NEVER YOUR FAULT!

 

  • DO NOT SHOWER, BRUSH YOUR TEETH OR CHANGE CLOTHES. It may destroy evidence that could be used IF YOU DECIDE to report the rape.

 

  • Seek medical attention even if you do not have visible injuries.

 

  • Forensic Exam
    • the purpose is to gather evidence (such as semen, sperm and hair) of the crime that has been committed.
    • you have the right to have someone with you during the exam (friend, family, advocate)
    • Exam: looking for physical injuries, pelvic exam, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy if necessary. Pictures may or may not be taken as evidence. Clothing that was worn during the assault will be collected and tested for evidence. The doctor or nurse will discuss treatment for injuries, emergency contraception & disease prevention. If you feel as if you were drugged ASK FOR TESTING

 

  • Victim Advocate will discuss after care.

 

In the state of Florida the victim has 90 days to report an assault to law enforcement. 

 

 

C.A.R.E.’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 941-627-6000

C.A.R.E.’s Sexual Assault Helpline: 941-637-0404

C.A.R.E.’s Englewood Area Line: 941-475-6465

C.A.R.E.’s Text Helpline: 941-499-8534

 

Florida Relay: Dial 7-1-1

VOICE/TDD/TTY: Dial 941-627-6000

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119

Florida Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-888-956-RAPE (7273)

 

C.A.R.E. Inc. is pleased to provide or facilitate accommodations, including American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and alternative formats of printed materials, upon request from persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or are living with disabilities.

Please request appropriate assistance from any of our staff.

Additional Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

www.ndvh.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Center for Victims of Crime

1-202-467-8700

www.victimsofcrime.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project

Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)

www.polarisproject.org

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

1-800-537-2238

www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

1-888-792-2873

www.futureswithoutviolence.org

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011

www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org

TEENS

Love is respect

Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

www.loveisrespect.org

Break the Cycle

202-824-0707

www.breakthecycle.org

LGBTQ

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

1-202-393-5177

www.ngltf.org

Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse

1-206-568-7777

www.nwnetwork.org

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

www.translifeline.org

ABUSE IN LATER LIFE

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

1-608-255-0539

www.ncall.us

National Center for Elder Abuse

1-855-500-3537

www.aginginplace.org

 

 

MEN

National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)

1-720-466-3882

www.nomas.org

A Call to Men

1-917-922-6738

www.acalltomen.org

Men Stopping Violence

1-866-717-9317

www.menstoppingviolence.org

Sexual Abuse & Assault of Boys & Men | Confidential Support

1in6: www.1in6.org