Sexual Assault FAQ's
I am a victim of Sexual Assault. What should I do?
Call 911 immediately. Your information will be referred to the Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department and detectives from that unit will contact you for investigation. The Special Victims Unit can be reached at (215) 686-3251. It is important that all sexual assaults are reported immediately to preserve possible evidence. Do not shower and leave everything as is for the police to assist the investigation.
Are there counseling services available?
Counseling services for victims of sexual assault are available from:
WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape
1233 Locust Street, Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 985-3333 (hotline) www.woar.org
For more information please refer to our Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse section.