No matter what happened, it is not your fault. No one deserves to be sexually assaulted; the responsibility lies with the person who hurt you.
Please seek medical attention immediately. This can be difficult if your college's health services are closed on evenings and weekends, but if all possible go to a hospital.
Many victims do not identify what happened to them as rape or sexual assault, yet may experience trauma just the same. This means that they may not have access to the language they need to describe how they are feeling. Consent must be explicitly asked for and explicitly given.
If something on this website was triggering for you, remember: you are not alone. Seek out the help of an advocate. They can be by your side through any medical or law enforcement process you go through.Help is waiting.
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Find a Rape Crisis Center Near You
Use this tool to find the Rape Crisis Center closest to you. The Rape Crisis Centers provide 24 hour crisis counseling. http://www.mncasa.org/seek.cfm
CLUES (Communidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)
(TC Metro) CLUES' Sexual Assault Program provides a safe and confidential environment in which you can get support and assistance in English and Spanish. 24/7 Hotline: 612-746-3537 http://www.clues.org/mental-health-services.aspx
(All MN) A nonprofit agency that provides 24-hour crisis counseling by telephone. Our mission is to create a place in which no one in crisis will be alone. 612-379-6363 http://www.crisis.org/
Domestic Abuse Project
(TC Metro) 24-hour crisis assistance and shelter. We dedicate our resources to breaking the cycle of violence and helping families transform to healthy and safe relationships. 612.673.3526 http://www.mndap.org/
Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
(Duluth and Northern MN) PAVSA will continue to support victims, educate the community, and advocate for social change until we see an end to sexual violence in our community. 24/7 Hotline: 886-229-7425
SOS Sexual Violence Servies of Ramsey County
(TC Metro) Free and confidential services for victims of sexual violence, their partners, families, friends and other concerned persons. 24 hour hotline: 651.643.3006
Sexual Violence Center
(TC Metro) If you, or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or abused, we can help. You can call our crisis line 24-hours a day to talk with someone who will believe you and listen to you. 612-871-5111 http://www.sexualviolencecenter.org/
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