Sexual assault can (and does) happen to anyone, and the offender is often someone that the survivor knows. Research shows that 1 in 4 girls
and 1 in 6 boys
are likely to be sexually abused by their 18th birthdays, and 1 in 5 women
are likely to be sexually assaulted, stalked, or experience 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 includes rape, child sexual abuse, marital rape, attempted rape, incest, sexual harassment, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and indecent exposure. Sexual assault is a crime used to control, dominate, and humiliate. The offender, not the victim, is always at fault.
Services We Offer
Our Sexual Trauma Resource Center provides a continuum of services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse, including:
- 24/7 Greater Charlotte Hope Line: a free, safe, confidential 24/7 hotline staffed by highly-trained advocates
- Assistance in client's primary/preferred language
- Safety planning
- Crisis intervention
- Counseling (remote or in-person)
- Support groups for adults and children
We also provide ongoing advocacy, education, and emotional support to victims and their non-offending loved ones.
601 E. 5th St., Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Office Phone: 704.332.9034
24/7 Hope Line: 980.771.4673
Monday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.