SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES
Statewide in English
En Español a Todo el Estado
Local New Britain
You are not alone...
- 78 rapes are committed every hour in the United States
- Sexual assault crosses all classes and boundaries
- One-in-four girls and one-in-five boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18
- One-in-three women and one-in-six men will be sexually assaulted in a lifetime.
- In Connecticut, 90% of victims know their attacker
The following guides may be useful resources, but they do not replace hotline or in-person counseling. If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone, please call the hotline.
- SACS Brochure (English)
- SACS Brochure (Spanish)
- Counselor Advocacy Training Brochure
- Support for Survivors: A Guide for Loved Ones of Survivors of Sexual Violence
- Statistics and Facts
- Supporting Child Victims of Sexual Violence
- Tips for Teens
- Why Don't Children Tell?
YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region - all of Hartford County, part of Tolland County and the town of Plymouth. We offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.
SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
- 24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
- Bilingual and male counselors, and sign language interpreters available upon request
- Short-term, individual crisis counseling
- Support groups
- Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
- Accompaniment throughout medical, police and court procedures
- Information and referrals
- Prevention education programs, including presentations and professional trainings at schools and social service organizations
- Campus Advocacy
- Volunteer opportunities: State Certified Counselor training
Check out this short video which was produced by the CONNSACS Spanish Response Team, a group of bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking advocates who serve victims/survivors at sexual assault crisis services programs throughout the state. The video was created and released as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which organizations throughout the country observe during the month of April.
TO DONATE TO SACS, PLEASE CONTACT FRAN MURPHY, DIRECTOR AT 860-225-4681 EXT 211 OR MAIL DONATION TO YWCA NEW BRITAIN 19 Franklin Square, ATTENTION FRAN MURPHY.