WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If you visit any one of our three emergency departments, you will automatically be connected to CVTC if you would like to be. WIth your permission, we'll reach out to you within 48 hours to check in and to offer continued support.
There is no "right way" to act or feel after a sexual assault. Many survivors hope to forget everything that happened and to just move on. This is a common reaction, but talking to a compassionate, expert therapist at CVTC, even just once, can make a world of difference. CVTC provides a safe space to sort out your feelings and reactions with someone who understands what you're going through.
No one deserves to be sexually assaulted and you are not to blame. Did I drink too much? Were my clothes too suggestive? Why did I trust him/her in the first place? Why didn't I fight back? Many survivors blame themselves for what happened. It is important to remember that whatever you did kept you alive; you did nothing to deserve this. Sexual assault is about the perpetrator's aggression and need for power and control. It is about violence, not sexual attraction.
CVTC is here to help you heal. Whether you seek our services a day, a week, or years after an assault, we are here to provide expert and compassionate care, free of charge. Call (212) 523-4728 to discuss the healing options available to you or to make an appointment.
WHEN SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, IT AFFECTS YOU TOO.
Sexual assault does not only hurt those who survive it. If someone you care about has been hurt, click here to learn how you can best be supportive while he or she heals.
When you're ready for more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (212) 523-4728