Sexual Assault

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Are you a victim of sexual assault? Are you at risk of being victimized? 

If at risk, call 911 immediately or reach out to the closest precinct in your area.

Are you safe? 

If not, go to a place where you FEEL safe:

  • Friend's house
  • Family member
  • Precinct.

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.

Please don't:

  • change clothes
  • bathe
  • douche
  • 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



What if I want to report the crime in the Bronx?

NYC District Attorney's Crime/Special Victims Bureau at 212.335.9373

Sex Crimes Report Line: 1-212-267-RAPE

Bronx 718.590.2115

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 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?


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 at 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 at 1.800.656.HOPE (4673). Free, confidential, 24/7.

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault at 212.514.7233. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m..

New York State Coalition against Sexual Assault at 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 at 1.800.422.4453

Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) at 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 at 212.714.1141. 24-hour hotline specifically for the LGBTQ Comm

What if I would like to proceed legally?

National Crime Victims Bar Association at 202.467.8753.

NYS Crime Victims Board at 800.247.8035. A website dedicated to helping persons in need find legal help.

Connect, Inc. at 212.683.0605.

Break the Cycle at 800.214.4150 at Serves individuals ages 22 and under seeking orders of protection and related Family Court matters.

New York Legal Assistance Group at 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 at 212.523.4728. New York-Presbyterian at 212.305.9060. At DOVE,

Incest and Rape Recovery Center at 212.598.4218.

Was my sexual assault drug facilitated?

What are the signs? Memory loss or "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?

  1. If you remember taking a drink but cannot recall what happened for a period of time after you consumed the beverage.
  2. 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 beverages experiencing memories lapses and are unable to account for a period of time.
  3. If you feel as though someone had sex with you, but you cannot recall any or all of the incident age.
  4. If you woke up feeling hung over or fuzzy.
  5. If you wake up in a strange or different location without knowing how you got there.
  6. 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.