*Content Warning: Sexual Assault*
Center for Community Solutions (CCS) sees the unspeakable horrors of sexual assault every day through our operation of one of the largest Rape Crisis Centers in the state. We exist to serve survivors of sexual assault during some of the darkest hours of their lives. Our Rape Crisis Center prioritizes the wellbeing of survivors by protecting both their privacy and the integrity of ongoing investigations to ensure the best possible opportunities for justice. We offer the following free of charge to survivors immediately following an assault and through their healing journeys:
- Hospital Accompaniment
- Legal Services
We are frequently reminded of how vulnerable survivors can be when they lack this essential support from licensed and trauma-informed advocates. We will never break confidentiality. We believe survivors.
Over the past several days, the national spotlight has been on a civil case naming three SDSU football players in an assault of a 17-year-old non-SDSU student at an off-campus party last fall. We know these news stories have been upsetting to the San Diego community and re-traumatizing to other survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. The CCS Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 to survivors and anyone seeking guidance on how to help a survivor: 1-888-385-4657.
CCS also commends our partners in prevention education on campuses and other sites countywide, and we ask you to join us in redoubling our efforts because it reduces assaults in our communities. We will continue to increase educational opportunities, start conversations, believe survivors when they share their experiences, and challenge cultural norms that place blame on victims.