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Our staff and advocates provide assistance, support, information, and referral to victims of sexual assault or abuse through crisis intervention, which is available 24 hours a day at the emergency room or law enforcement agency.
Staff and advocates are available to attend or accompany victims to court proceeding in cases where the assault results in an arrest. Assistance is also provided in obtaining a sexual assault Civil No Contract Order. A Civil No Contact Order is a civil remedy available to victims of sexual assault. It is a legal document that requires the offender to stay away from the victim. View more information HERE.
A Therapist offers services to children and adults who have current or past experiences with sexual assault or abuse. Therapy services are designed to help victims and their loved ones heal from their traumatic experience.
All services are free and confidential. The sexual assault does not have to be reported to qualify for services.
Our help for victims is available 24 hours a day. For daytime assistance call our office at 815-232-7200. For nighttime, weekends, and holiday assistance, call CONTACT at 815-233-4357, for a referral to sexual assault services.
“I feel I have more control now and I’m not so scared all the time.” -20-year-old-sexual assault survivor
Our professional staff teaches children in Stephenson County important strategies to protect themselves from unsafe people and situations. Awareness of the problem and knowledge of what to do to prevent sexual abuse, harassment, and assault are keys to keeping children safe. Children are taught skill-building techniques in self-protection and seeking assistance through modeling, role-plays, and group interaction. Age-appropriate curriculums are school district approved and updated to meet the needs of students. Multiple sessions are currently being presented to pre-K students through grant funding from the Freeport Community Foundation and State Bank.