Sexual Assault Services
Family Services has provided comprehensive services to victims of rape and molestation throughout Tulare County since 1992. The Rape Crisis Center helps approximately 30 new victims of assault each month, of which 65% are females aged 12 to 17.
Rape victims are never to blame for their assault. There is no one right way to act during or after an assault. Reaching out for support is part of the healing process. Our Rape Crisis Center can help with recovery. Our services include:
Our Rape Crisis Hotline (559) 732-7273 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our trained crisis counselors can provide confidential information, referral and crisis counseling.
In Person Crisis Response
Trained Rape Crisis Counselors can provide 24-hour first response that includes emotional support and advocacy at hospitals, law enforcement facilities, or the Rape Crisis Center office for victims and their significant others.
- Sexual Assault Survivor Support Groups
- Individual Counseling
- Criminal Justice and Court Support
- Rape Prevention Education
Schedule a presentation about sexual assault to your school, service club, church group, business, or other group. Popular topics include:
• General Overview of Sexual Assault
• Internet Sex Crimes
• Sexual Assault Response Team Overview/Collaborative Response
• Child Sexual Abuse Overview & Prevention
• Human Trafficking
• Correlation Between Sexual Assault and Alcohol & Other Drugs
Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault
Through our Rape Prevention Education program, Family Services hopes to contribute to sexual assault primary prevention by promoting efforts to modify or eliminate the individual, relationship, community and societal influences that result in perpetration, victimization, and bystander attitudes that allow sexual violence to occur. To learn more about our primary prevention efforts, please visit our MyStrength & MyVoice social media pages.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center, a project of the Polaris Project
Call this 24-hour, confidential hotline to report human trafficking, connect with human trafficking resources like Family Services in your area, and request training and information. The toll-free number is 1 (888) 373-7888.
Victims of human trafficking can also text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733) to connect with a call specialist who can assist them in planning their escape and/or connecting them to services in the area.