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Sexual Assault Center


Sexual Assault Center

The Sexual Assault Center, part of the Pine Hills Advocacy Center, is dedicated to providing help and healing for survivors of sexual trauma and violent crime, challenging the social dynamics that foster sexual assault, and promoting community awareness of sexual assault issues. 

 

 

 

Services of SAC

  • Provide emotional support to all victims of sexual assault in Lincoln, Union, Jackson, Claiborne, and Bienville

  • Parishes, regardless of whether they choose to report the crime to law enforcement

  • Supply a medical escort who will accompany the sexual assault survivor to the hospital and remain with them during the examination, evidence collection, and statement to law enforcement

  • Provide short-term crisis intervention counseling on an individual basis to the survivor of sexual assault/abuse and their families

  • Provide a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline to all individuals in the five parish area

  • Offer legal advocacy to assist in criminal prosecution.

  • Enhance community awareness by providing information on the subject of sexual assault and its effects on the victim and their significant others.

 

We support the right of the sexual assault survivor to:

  • Be believed

  • Receive non-judgmental support

  • Choose his/her own pace and path of healing

  • Expect privacy and confidentiality

  • Accept or reject any agency service

  • Receive accurate and current information

  • Receive services regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, economic status or the presence of any mental or physical disability

 

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact, whether physical or verbal. All forms of sexual assault or violence are violating and traumatic.

 

Sexual assault includes

  • Rape and attempted rape by an acquaintance, friend, family member, spouse or stranger

  • Child sexual abuse, molestation, incest and child sexual exploitation

  • Sexual harassment in the work place, school or on the streets

  • Obscene phone calls

  • Sexually explicit language or images that elicit fear

 

If you or someone you love is a victim of sexual abuse/assault, you are not at fault and you are not alone.  We can help you learn to live again. 

 

Call Pine Hills Advocacy Center

24 hours a day at our crisis hotline (318) 255-7273 or 1-800-869-1033

 

We are here to help you.

 

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