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Call 911 now if you are not safe or need immediate medical attention.

During COVID-19, we are here for survivors 24/7. Please call 201-487-2227 for changes to our counseling and accompaniments procedures to ensure health and safety.

YWCA Northern New Jersey healingSPACE—Bergen County’s only Sexual Violence Resource Center—is a safe and welcoming place for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.

Our 24/7 crisis intervention hotline (201-487-2227) and online chat staffed by Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates provide free assistance. Support, information, and referrals are available to anyone who has been affected by sexual violence, whether it happened hours or years ago.

Trained advocates provide individual counseling, facilitate support groups, and accompany survivors through medical, legal, and other proceedings associated with sexual violence.

Through our Legal Advocacy Program, healingSPACE provides legal advocacy services and access to legal services to survivors of sexual violence in partnership with Northeast NJ Legal Services.

healingSPACE also offers training and educational programs for schools, organizations, and businesses, and sponsors events throughout the year to raise community awareness about sexual violence.

If you have been sexually assaulted in the last 5 days and may want to pursue prosecution, consider contacting our Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

What to do if you have been sexually assaulted:

  • Get to a safe place.
  • Contact someone who can help you and call the healingSPACE hotline at 201-487-2227.
  • Do not shower, drink or eat, douche, or change your clothes. These activities destroy important evidence in the event that you decide to prosecute the assailant.
  • Get medical attention. You may have hidden injuries and may want to explore options for preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
  • Write down everything that you remember happening, with as much detail as possible. This can help with your own healing process and in any legal action you might decide to take. 

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