WHAT SHOULD I DO?
It’s hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you’re not alone. Below are some things to keep in mind. If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 911.
Your safety is important. Are you in a safe place? If you’re not feeling safe, consider reaching out to someone you trust for support. You don’t have to go through this alone.
What happened was not your fault. Something happened to you that you didn’t want to happen—and that’s not OK.
Call the Iowa Sexual Assault Hotline at 888-557-0310. You’ll be connected to a trained staff member. They will direct you to the appropriate local health facility that can care for survivors of sexual assault. A trained advocate will be sent to accompany you.
When you call the Iowa Sexual Assault Hotline, a staff member will walk you through the process of getting help at your own pace. All services are free and confidential.