We support survivors of sexual assault in a variety of settings, including medical exams, forensic and police interviews, and the courtroom. It can be helpful and comforting to have someone with you who has expertise in supporting survivors of sexual assault.
Anyone in San Mateo County who seeks medical care related to a sexual assault, reports an assault to law enforcement, or has to go to court is entitled to an advocate from Rape Trauma Services . Advocates are available to provide emotional support and answer questions. If a survivor decides to have a medical exam following a sexual assault, advocates can meet her or him at the hospital and stay throughout the procedure. Advocates will also meet with survivors at any law enforcement agency.
If you need immediate support please call our 24-hour crisis line 692- RAPE (7273), or for more information, call our business line (650) 652-0598 to speak to a staff member or leave a message in the general voicemail.