If you were sexually assaulted, there are some things you may want to consider doing to keep yourself safe and healthy. You may also want to think about preserving the evidence and reaching out to people who are ready to listen.
Consider Taking These Steps
No matter where you are in the world, free and confidential help is available.
Contact the DoD Safe Helpline - 24/7 Confidential Toll-free call at 1-877-995-5247 or at www.safehelpline.org and search by unit or installation name or zip code to find SAPR resources or rape crisis centers near you.
For those on or close to a USMC Installation, call your local 24/7 SAPR helpline. Each helpline is staffed by a trained SAPR VA who will talk to you and refer you to resources that might be helpful.
To learn more about the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and the resources available to you, click here.
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