Services to Ease Your Way
24-Hour Crisis Line
If you’ve never talked to anyone about what happened, you might decide now is a good time to begin. Call the Crisis Line at (425) 252-4800.
Our advocates are highly trained specialists who work with sexual abuse and assault victims of all ages, including adult survivors of child sexual abuse, rape victims and sexually abused children and their non-offending family members. Our goal is to support them in addressing any issues or needs that may arise. Advocates can be reached at (425) 297-5771. All advocacy services are provided free of charge. Interpreter services are available.
Specialized Forensic Exams
Nurse Examiners and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24 hours a day to conduct medical examinations for victims of sexual assault, physical assault, domestic violence and child, elder or vulnerable adult abuse, neglect and maltreatment. They’re registered nurses who’ve received training in advanced examination and forensic techniques that enhance the sensitivity of the investigation. They collect a variety of forensic evidence, which may include the history, identification of injuries, medical intervention and identification and collection of evidence.
In addition, our Certified Nurse Practitioner is available to perform comprehensive physical examinations and forensic evidence gathering with children suspected of being sexually assaulted. These examinations are performed in a special, child-friendly environment at Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center. Children are given as much control over the situation as is reasonably possible, and are never forced to have an exam.
To schedule a non-emergency medical examination, please call: (425) 297-5770.
For acute situations, call the crisis line at (425) 252-4800 or go to an emergency department. To schedule a non-emergency examination, call (425) 297-5770.
Support Group Services for Adults and Teens
Support groups are available for all teens, adults and non-offending family members. Call (425) 297-5771 or (425) 297-5782 for more information.
Continuing Education for Law Enforcement Officers and Community Professionals
We provide law enforcement agencies, schools, parent organizations, civic and service organizations, educators, medical groups and religious organizations with consultations, in-service training or informational presentations on a variety of topics related to sexual assault. Call (425) 297-5771 for more information.