What to do if you are sexually assaulted.

What to do if you are sexually assaulted diagram
  • 1. Find a safe location away from the perpetrator. Ask a trusted friend to be with you for moral support. (Or call the DV/SA program)

  • 2. Know that what happened was not your fault.

  • 3. Preserve all evidence of the attack.

  • 4. Do not bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth, eat, or smoke.

  • 5. If you are still in the location at which the crime occurred, do not clean or straighten up or remove anything.

  • 6. Write down all the details you can recall about the attack and the perpetrator.

  • 7. Report the attack to law enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by calling 911 in most areas of the U.S.)

  • 8. Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (women may also be at risk for pregnancy).

  • 9. Ask the health care professional to conduct a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE).

  • 10. If you suspect you have been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected to preserve evidence.

  • 11. Recognize that healing from an attack takes time. Give yourself the time you need and know that it is never too late to get help.

  • Adapted from RAINN

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  • Resources for victims of Sexual Assault:

  • Yurok Tribe Crisis Worker:
    707-954-8737 or 707-954-8938

  • North Coast Rape Crisis Team:
    Humboldt:(707) 445-2881
    Del Norte:(707) 465-2851

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline:


Educate yourself. Select the links below:

What is sexual abuse?
How to support someone who has been sexually assaulted

For further information call our Victim Advocate at (707) 954-8938 or 1(855) 945-4357.
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Stephanie Weldon
MSW Social Services Director

Geneva Shaw
MSW Asst. Social Services Director

Porscha Cobbs
Crisis Worker/Victim Advocate
(707) 445-2422 x 1011
(707) 954-8938

Springwind Rojas
Community Outreach Specialist
(707) 445-2422 x 1011
(707) 482-1350
(707) 954-6468

Mariana Nava
Crisis Worker/Victim Advocate
(707) 954-8737
(707) 482-1350 x 1344

Eureka Office
525 7th St
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-2422 x 1011