Sexual Assault Resources
If you, a friend, a family member, or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, resources are available:
WOAR, Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of survivors of sexual assault. WOAR provides free counseling and trauma therapy services to child, teen, and adult survivors of sexual violence, including survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. Free counseling and trauma therapy services offered include individual and group sessions. WOAR’s Sexual Assault Counselors also provide crisis support, forensic rape exam accompaniment, and court accompaniment. Folks in need of WOAR services do not require insurance.
Please contact WOAR via the 24-hour Philadelphia Sexual Violence hotline: 215-985-3333
PSARC: Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center
PSARC is a private, not-for-profit center whose mission is to provide expertise in the assessment and evaluation of sexual assault victims in Philadelphia. All services are provided in private, medical office setting located adjacent to the Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. This unique setting allows for private, confidential, victim-centered care.
PCAR: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of all sexual assault victims. PCAR partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Women’s Law Project
The Women’s Law Project is the only public interest legal center in Pennsylvania devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women and girls. In addition to legal advocacy, they offer an in-house Telephone Counseling Service, which provides information and referrals to thousands of women every year. This is a vital resource particularly in Philadelphia, a city with low literacy rates and the highest rate of deep poverty, where 90% of women enter family court without legal representation.
Penn Violence Prevention
Penn Violence Prevention (PVP) engages the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment on campus. They foster collaborative relationships across campus to ensure a survivor-centered, multi-faceted approach to support services and primary prevention. They are committed to ending interpersonal violence by addressing gender inequity, social injustice, and oppression through outreach and education.