The Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program provides services to victims of sexual violence.
The Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program (a service of the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center) began providing services to adult and minors who have experienced sexual violence in Bay, Gulf, Jackson, Calhoun, Washington, and Holmes Counties in 2015. The program expanded in 2022 to include Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. A 24 Hour Hotline serves to provide immediate telephone crisis intervention services to all primary and secondary persons who have experienced sexual violence.
By calling this hotline, the caller will be assisted in evaluating immediate needs, provided information about available resources, provided information about the effects of sexual violence, general information about medical and legal issues, offered advocacy services and provided options regarding next steps. Any request made to the Sexual Assault Program will prompt a response by one of our qualified Advocates within an acceptable time frame. Advocates can provide multiple referrals and information, crisis counseling, court accompaniment, and provide support for the client in their time of need.
The program is committed to providing a coordinated, trauma sensitive response. Part of this commitment includes community education and awareness. Our agency works diligently to development and maintain productive relationships with other programs and providers within the areas we serve to ensure maximum outcomes for all individuals in need.
If you would like to learn more about the Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program, please contact us today!