We offer the rape crisis programs in Mecklenburg county, with an additional office in the Lake Norman area. We have a variety of services to child and adult sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. See bottom of page for Rape Crisis Client forms in English and Spanish. Our services include:
- 24 hour hotline
- 24 hour hospital accompaniment to all area hospitals in Mecklenburg (regardless of whether a rape kit is completed)
- Ongoing support
- Support groups
- Safety planning
- Case management
- Referral to other support services
- Court education and court accompaniment
- Assistance with Crime Victim’s Compensation
- Photographic injury documentation
Should you or a loved one need help or information, please call the nearest rape crisis program at:
Mecklenburg Rape Crisis Line: 704-375-9900
Cabarrus Rape Crisis Line: 704-721-0110 (Operated by Esther House)
Union Rape Crisis line: 704-283-7770 (Operated by Turning Point)
Sexual assault can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone, child or adult, male or female. Most often, the offender is someone that the survivor has known in some capacity, either a relative, friend, co-worker, or an acquaintance. Research shows that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys is likely to be sexually abused by their 18th birthday; 1 in 5 women are likely to be sexually assaulted, stalked or a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime.
We define sexual assault as any act committed against a person’s will by force, coercion, or trickery that is of a sexual nature. Sexual assault is an invasion of a person’s body and mind. It includes not only rape, but also child sexual abuse, marital rape, attempted rape, incest, sexual harassment, human trafficking, sexual exploitation and indecent exposure. Sexual assault is a crime, used by one person to control, dominate and humiliate another. The offender, not the survivor, is always at fault.
The effects of sexual assault can be traumatic—a victim’s immediate responses might include fear, shame, denial, guilt and shock. Some effects such as drug or alcohol abuse, relationship problems, sexual dysfunction and/or extreme depression may last for years.
We have trained Victim Advocates and Rape Crisis Companions available to support you. We are only a phone call away.
Rape Crisis Client Forms