We Can Help You!

SARCC

The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) is here for you. You can talk with one of our trained, caring counselors any time, day or night. Just call 717-272-5308. We won't ask you for money, and you don't have to give us your name. Our 24-hour hotline is available to anyone who needs help. If you know someone being victimized by sexual assault, but don't know what you can do, we are here for YOU, too.

Be Safe!

There are no hard rules when it comes to dealing with sexual assault, except this. BE SAFE. Your survival is the most important consideration. If you aren't ready to call the police - or us - please, go to your local Emergency Room. Even if you don't think you're injured. You may have internal injuries, or you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. The hospital exam includes the collection of evidence to be used if you choose to press charges, now or later. To preserve the evidence, don't shower, bathe, douche, change clothes or brush your teeth before the exam. Take something with you to wear home in case they keep your clothes as evidence.

 Hospitals are required to call the police when sexual assault is reported, but you DO NOT HAVE TO TALK WITH THEM. Hospital staff may ask if you would like an advocate from the local rape crisis center to come to the hospital. If they don't ask you, you may ask them to call an advocate. The advocate can help you through the process by providing information and support.  If you would like assistance from SARCC, please call us anytime, day or night, at 717-272-5308.

Resources for Sexual Assault Victims

August 23, 2018

When church hurts: Healing after the Grand Jury Report on sexual abuse by priests

Following the news this week was intense. The  PA Attorney General’s Office released a Grand Jury report on sexual abuse in local Catholic dioceses. For many […]
April 27, 2018

Support for Survivors after Cosby

Survivors of sexual violence were watching as the jury passed down the guilty verdict on Thursday in Montgomery County. In fact, survivors are watching each time a major news story breaks […]
January 19, 2018

SARCC to offer Creative Expression Group For Teens

This expressive healing group will use forms of creative expression such as writing and art to help process the impacts of traumatic events by exploring topics […]