Are you safe now? Or are you at risk of being victimized?
If at risk, call 911 immediately or reach out to the closest precinct in your area.
Not at risk?
Go to a place where you ARE and FEEL safe:
- Friend’s house
- Family member
What do you (or don’t want to do) right now?
I just want to forget about this!
I hear you!
Just remember that it is not over just yet:
You may become pregnant and/or infected if you don’t have medical attention immediately. Or even have injuries that might not be visible to you at this moment.
- change clothes
- brush your teeth.
- straighten the crime scene
If you must go to the bathroom, be careful not to wipe away any evidence.
If you changed your clothes, bring the clothes you were wearing at the time of the assault with you to the hospital
PLEASE DON’T WAIT MORE THAN 96 HOURS
The LESS you WAIT, the BETTER
What if I want to report the crime in the Bronx?
NYC District Attorney’s Crime/Special Victims Bureau – 212.335.9373
Sex Crimes Report Line: 1-212-267-RAPE
OK…Where should I go?
Go to a hospital with staff already prepared to provide a:
- SAFE exam
- Rape kit
Where are they?
- North Central Bronx Hospital: 3424 Kossuth Avenue & 210th Street. Bronx, NY 10467
- Jacobi Medical Center: Pelham Parkway & Eastchester Rd. Bronx, NY 10461
- Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center: 234 East 149th Street. Bronx, NY 10451
- St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center: 1000 Tenth Avenue. New York, NY 10019.
- Harlem Hospital Center: 506 Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10037
- Metropolitan Hospital Center: 1901 First Avenue. New York, NY 10029
- Mount Sinai Hospital: One Gustave L Levy Place. New York, NY 10029.
- New York Presbyterian Hospital: 622 West 168th Street. New York, NY 10032
I don’t know if I want to press charges … I am sure I want to press charges …
I don’t know what to do and I feel very confused …
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE THIS DECISION RIGHT THIS SECOND
You can collect the evidence.
It just preserves these options for the future – and you decide later what to do.
If you decide you want to do anything at all.
However, to be able to make this decision later, it is imperative that you have a SAFE exam as soon as possible.
What if I don’t want to go through the whole examination?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
Go as far as you can endure.
Just remember the further you go, the more choices you will have down the road.
Where should I go?
Look on the section about hospital for the one closest to your current location
What if I am not in the Bronx?
Call 911: When you call 911, explain what has happened and request to be sent to an emergency department that is a certified SAFE Center of Excellence.
Would you like to speak to someone?
Safe Horizon – 212.227.3000
Crime Victims/Stalking Hotline: 866.689.4357
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.4673 (English/Spanish)
TDD Assistance: 866.604.5350
National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1.800.656.HOPE (4673). Free, confidential, 24/7.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault – 212.514.7233. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m..
New York State Coalition against Sexual Assault – 1.800.942.6906.
National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking 1.800.FYI.CALL. Mon – Fri 8:30am – 8:30pm
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1.800.799.7233
Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline – 1.800.422.4453
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) – 1.888.729.2089. Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SWAN supports, defends, and empowers today’s service women and women veterans of all eras
NYC Anti-Violence Project – 212.714.1141. 24-hour hotline specifically for the LGBTQ Comm
What if I would like to proceed legally?
National Crime Victims Bar Association – 202.467.8753.
NYS Crime Victims Board – 800.247.8035.
LawHelp.org – A website dedicated to helping persons in need find legal help.
Connect, Inc. – 212.683.0605.
Break the Cycle – 800.214.4150 – Serves individuals ages 22 and under seeking orders of protection and related Family Court matters.
New York Legal Assistance Group – 212.613.5000 – Through the Women’s Clinic for Victim
I feel ready to be in counseling. Any options?
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center- 718-8840700. Ext 139.
Crime Victims Treatment Center – 212.523.4728. New York-Presbyterian – 212.305.9060. At DOVE,
Incest and Rape Recovery Center – 212.598.4218.
Was my sexual assault drug facilitated?
What are the signs? Memory loss – “snapshots” or “cameo memories”, Confusion, Impaired motor skills, Reduced inhibition, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Impaired judgment, Intoxication disproportionate to the amount of alcohol voluntarily consumed.
How do I determine if I may have been a victim of drug facilitated sexual assault?
- If you remember taking a drink but cannot recall what happened for a period of time after you consumed the beverage.
- If you feel a lot more intoxicated than your usual response to the amount of alcohol you consumed or feel intoxicated after drinking a non-alcoholic bever,” experiencing memories lapses and are unable to account for a period of time.
- If you feel as though someone had sex with you, but you cannot recall any or all of the incident age.
- If you woke up feeling “hung over” or “fuzzy.
- If you wake up in a strange or different location without knowing how you got there.
- If your clothes are absent, inside out, disheveled, or not your own.
If you have “snapshot” or “cameo memories” only remembering portions of the assault or the period after the assault.
The hospital ER can use a Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault kit to determine if drugs were used to facilitate the rape. It is important to tell hospital staff if you voluntarily used any drugs, so they can accurately interpret your test results. You will not be prosecuted for the voluntary use of illegal drugs.