24-hr Crisis Line and Response
SARC operates a 24-hour crisis line staffed with highly trained advocates who provide crisis intervention, peer support, information and referral.
SARC provides accompaniment to the many hospitals within both Washington and Multnomah Counties when we are contacted by law enforcement, hospital personnel, or the survivor / family or friends. The trained advocate on call is there to provide support and accompany the survivor through the evidence exam and law enforcement interview. We also provide support if the survivor chooses not to report but needs to go to the hospital to be checked out physically for injuries and receive medications as appropriate.
When a survivor goes to the hospital for a forensic exam, their clothing may be held as evidence. With the help of donations and grants SARC is able to stock all hospitals in Washington County with T-shirts, sweats, and underwear for the survivor’s comfort and self-respect.