In addition to several on-campus resources available to students who have been affected by sexual violence, there are many important community agencies and services that are able to help students access the help they deserve.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program through the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department provides free, confidential medical exams to students who have been sexually assaulted. Patients are not required to report to the police, nor will they be billed or asked for proof of residency or citizenship. Free transportation can be provided by calling the DC SANE Call Center at 1-800-641-4028.
Even if a survivor does not want to report to law enforcement or pursue any kind of investigation, it is strongly recommended that the survivor receive a specialized SANE examination so that their physical well-being can be assessed. This discreet service can include (and is not limited to) a comprehensive physical examination, injury documentation, toxicology screening, and/or forensic DNA evidence collection.
DC Rape Crisis Center
The DC Rape Crisis Center has a 24-hour crisis hotline (202-333-7273). They also provide individual counseling and have several therapy groups, including those specifically for various identity groups.
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN offers a 24-hour crisis hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) and a 24-hour online hotline (ohl.rainn.org/online) for those in need. Their website also offers resources and information about sexual violence.
Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)
NVRDC provides legal, advocacy, and therapeutic services for survivors of crime in DC.