Piedmont Rape Crisis Center
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How to get help.


If you are assaulted... 

  • Your goal is survival.
  • You are not to blame. The blame for any act of sexual violence should lie solely on the perpetrator.
  • Do not shower, bathe, change clothes, eat, drink or smoke as these could contaminate possible evidence.
  • Do not disturb the crime scene.
  • Consider reporting the incident to law enforcement. This does not mean you have to press charges.
  • Get medical attention.
  • Call Piedmont Rape Crisis Center for help at 770.586.5423 or 911 for law enforcement.


Are you in a safe place?

Do you need transportation or some other means to help you get to a safe place? Transportation can be arranged on a care-by-care basis. 



Talk with someone who can help.

If you're seen at a local hospital following a recent assault, if available, someone from the Piedmont Rape Crisis Center will be there, providing you with information, support and referral sources. A packet of information will be given to you before you leave the hospital. To talk to someone immediately, call 770.586.5423.



If you have a friend or family member who is a victim...

  • Listen. Be there for your loved one.
  • Believe them. It takes courage to talk about a sexual assault with other people.
  • Give non-judgmental support.
  • Empower them to make their own decisions.
  • Respect their privacy, let them decide who to tell.
  • Offer to go with them to talk to someone they trust.
  • Do not tell them to forget.
  • Know that sexual assault happens to males, too. No one is immune.
  • Call Piedmont Rape Crisis Center for help at 770.586.5423 or 911 for law enforcement.

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