Being hospitalized for sexual assault or domestic violence is an incredible ordeal.

In this time of crisis, our dedicated advocates report directly to area hospitals to provide emotional support and to offer a change of new clothing, helping survivors:

    • Understand what happened to them
    • Learn what to expect physically and psychologically after the assault
    • Connect with medical and law enforcement professionals
    • Access critical resources at HAWC and within their communities

Advocates can also provide survivors with on-site danger assessment and safety planning, coordinate emergency housing placement and transportation of clients and ensure follow-up care after the assault. Survivors needing support when going to court proceedings and law enforcement meetings can also reach out to our team.

If you need emergency housing, please contact our 24/7 hotlines.
Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
Sexual Assault Hotline: 713-528-RAPE (7273)
TTY: 346.295.8994

As a HAWC hospital advocate, Raquel Fatiuk visits local hospital emergency rooms, offering the emotional support survivors need. Each one of the thousands of survivors HAWC helps each year carries their own story with incredible courage.

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