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Sexual Assault can happen to anyone. Sexual Assault includes any form of actual or attempted sexual activity perpetrated upon a person without consent, including behavior coerced through physical or verbal threats, force, or other forms of manipulation. Sexual Assault can be perpetrated by a romantic partner, a close acquaintance, or a stranger.

Address an Immediate Need

  • Go Somewhere safe - if you are in danger, contact local police at 911 or Campus Safety at 253-288-3350
  • Engage Support People - ask someone you trust (friend, staff or faculty, or family member) to stay with you for emotional support
  • Seek Medical Attention
    • A support person or advocate can go with you
    • Injuries may not be immediately apparent and a medical exam can reassure you regarding potential injuries, can test for STDs, provide emergency contraception, and provide any needed treatment
    • Forensic evidence can be collected up to 72 hours after an assault. To aid in preserving evidence –
      • Do not change clothes. If you have, bring the clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault with you to the hospital
      • Do not bathe, shower or douche before going to the hospital
      • Collecting forensic evidence does not mean you will be required to pursue legal action
      • Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress has 24-hour access to medical professionals trained in sexual assault. Contact 206-521-1800

Resources for Ongoing Support

  • Violence Prevention Center - Not sure who to talk to, or where to go - you can visit the Violence Prevention Center in SA 227 weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for support, information, and referrals to resources both on and off campus
  • Counseling Services - Talking to a counselor can provide additional confidential support, you can contact Green River’s Counseling Services Office at 253-833-9111, ext. 2460
  • Off Campus
    • Sexual Assault Resource Center, trained advocates are available 24 hours a day
      • King County – 888-998-6423 or
      • Pierce County – 800-756-7273

Report the Assault

It’s Your Choice - Whether or not you report to police or to College officials is your decision

Relationship violence (abuse) can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, income level, educational background, or religion. It can look different for everyone and may include emotional and/or psychological abuse, financial abuse, physical violence, and/or sexual assault.

Address an Immediate Need

  • Go Somewhere safe - if you are in danger, contact local police at 911 or Campus Safety at 253-288-3350
  • Engage Support People - ask someone you trust (friend, staff or faculty, or family member) to stay with you for emotional support
  • Seek Medical Attention
    • A support person or advocate can go with you
    • Injuries may not be immediately apparent and a medical exam can reassure you regarding potential injuries, can test for STDs, provide emergency contraception, and provide any needed treatment
    • Forensic evidence can be collected up to 72 hours after an assault. To aid in preserving evidence –
      • Do not change clothes. If you have, bring the clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault with you to the hospital
      • Do not bathe, shower or douche before going to the hospital
      • Collecting forensic evidence does not mean you will be required to pursue legal action
      • Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress has 24-hour access to medical professionals trained in sexual assault. Contact 206-521-1800

Resources for Ongoing Support

  • Violence Prevention Center - Not sure who to talk to, or where to go - you can visit the Violence Prevention Center in SA 227 weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for support, information, and referrals to resources both on and off campus
  • Counseling Services - Talking to a counselor can provide additional confidential support, you can contact Green River’s Counseling Services Office at 253-833-9111, ext. 2460
  • Off Campus
    • Domestic Violence Advocate Hotline, trained advocates are available 24 hours a day
      • King County – 425-656-7867 or
      • Pierce County – 253-383-2593

Report the Abuse

It’s Your Choice - Whether or not you report to police or to College officials is your decision

Stalking can be perpetrated by a stranger, a causal acquaintance, or within a relationship. The definition of stalking is repeatedly harassing or following a person and intentionally or unintentionally placing the person being followed in fear of physical harm to one's self or property or physical harm to another person or another's property.

Address an Immediate Need

  • Go Somewhere safe - if you are in danger, contact local police at 911 or Campus Safety at 253-288-3350
  • Engage Support People - ask someone you trust (friend, staff or faculty, or family member) to stay with you for emotional support
  • Document – write down any information you can remember including details about location, time, duration etc.

Seek Ongoing Support

  • Violence Prevention Center - Not sure who to talk to, or where to go - you can visit the Violence Prevention Center in SA 227 weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for support, information, and referrals to resources both on and off campus
  • Counseling Service - Talking to a counselor can provide additional confidential support, you can contact Green River’s Counseling Services Office at 253-833-9111, ext. 2460
  • Off Campus
    • Stalking resource line with information and referrals for victims can be reached at 855-484-2846

Report the Stalking

It’s Your Choice - Whether or not you report to police or to College officials is your decision

Harassment can be perpetrated by a stranger, a causal acquaintance, or within a relationship. Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it substantially interferes with, limits, or deprives the victim of the ability to participate in, or benefit from the College’s educational program or activities or employment benefits or opportunities.

Address an Immediate Need

  • Go Somewhere safe - if you are in danger, contact local police at 911 or Campus Safety at 253-288-3350
  • Engage Support People - ask someone you trust (friend, staff or faculty, or family member) to stay with you for emotional support
  • Document – write down any information you can remember including details about location, time, duration etc.

Seek Ongoing Support

  • Violence Prevention Center - Not sure who to talk to, or where to go - you can visit the Violence Prevention Center in SA 227 weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for support, information, and referrals to resources both on and off campus
  • Counseling Service - Talking to a counselor can provide additional confidential support, you can contact Green River’s Counseling Services Office at 253-833-9111, ext. 2460

Report the Sexual Harassment

It’s Your Choice - Whether or not you report to police or to College officials is your decision

DV/SA Community Support Services

Mainstream Survivor Support Agencies in GRC Service Area:

Domestic Violence

DAWN (south King county) – (425) 656-7867

Tacoma Community House – (253) 383-3951

YWCA of King County – (425) 226-1266

YWCA of Pierce County – (253) 272-4181

Sexual Assault

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress – (206) 744-1600

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center – (425) 226-5062

Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County – (253) 474-7273

 

Culturally Specific Survivor Support Resources (most support sexual assault and domestic violence survivors):

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – (206) 812-1001

API Chaya (serving Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander Survivors) – (206) 467-9976

Consejo Counseling and Referrals Service (serving Latino/a Survivors) – (206) 431-4880

Jewish Family Service Project DVORA – (206) 461-3240

Northwest Family Life (Christian faith-based) – (206) 363-9601

NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse – (206) 568-7777

Puyallup Tribe of Indians – Community DV Advocacy Program– Main Number/24 hour Hotline – (253) 680-5499

Refugee Women’s Alliance Domestic Violence Program – (206) 721-3846

Seattle Indian Health Board Domestic Violence Program – (206) 324-9360 ext. 1155

 

For services in other areas of the state check out these sites:
Sexual Assault - https://www.wcsap.org/help/csap-by-city
Domestic Violence - https://wscadv.org/washington-domestic-violence-programs/

DV/SA Support Services

Mainstream Survivor Support Agencies in GRC Service Area:

Domestic Violence

DAWN (south King county) – (425) 656-7867

Tacoma Community House – (253) 383-3951

YWCA of King County – (425) 226-1266

YWCA of Pierce County – (253) 272-4181

Sexual Assault

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress – (206) 744-1600

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center – (425) 226-5062

Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County – (253) 474-7273

 

Culturally Specific Survivor Support Resources (most support sexual assault and domestic violence survivors):

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – (206) 812-1001

API Chaya (serving Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander Survivors) – (206) 467-9976

Consejo Counseling and Referrals Service (serving Latino/a Survivors) – (206) 431-4880

Jewish Family Service Project DVORA – (206) 461-3240

Northwest Family Life (Christian faith-based) – (206) 363-9601

NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse – (206) 568-7777

Puyallup Tribe of Indians – Community DV Advocacy Program– Main Number/24 hour Hotline – (253) 680-5499

Refugee Women’s Alliance Domestic Violence Program – (206) 721-3846

Seattle Indian Health Board Domestic Violence Program – (206) 324-9360 ext. 1155

 

For services in other areas of the state check out these sites:

Sexual Assault - https://www.wcsap.org/help/csap-by-city

Domestic Violence - https://wscadv.org/washington-domestic-violence-programs/