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24-Hour Crisis Line: 612-871-5111

No one impacted by sexual violence should navigate alone.

Who We Are

SVC Provides Free, Confidential, and Inclusive Support

We acknowledge that healing from sexual violence looks different for everyone. Some folks may want to pursue legal justice, while other folks may want to focus on other methods of healing – like therapy, support groups, journaling, talking to loved ones, spiritual healing, creative expression, movement, etc. Healing is a personal journey, and each person can decide which avenue(s) will allow them to regain power in their life. 

At SVC, we take a person-centered approach. We create a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space for victims and survivors to process their feelings, ask questions, request resources, work on coping techniques and safety planning, and pursue legal options. We are here to listen and validate. 

We provide information and options, but we never tell victims and survivors how to heal or how to seek justice. If folks decide to pursue a legal route, confidentiality is at the core of our work, and we never share information with law enforcement or legal institutions unless we receive written consent from the victim/survivor.

During police reports at our offices, the only information shared with law enforcement is the information provided directly to the officers by the victim/survivor. When folks call our crisis line, respect and discretion are the utmost priority, and we only ask questions that are relevant to providing high-quality services. The victim/survivor is never pressured to share details of their story in order to be believed.

We believe you, no matter what, and your safety and healing – however that may look – are what ground us in this work.  

24-Hour Crisis Support

24-Hour Crisis Support

We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether something just happened, happened a long time ago, or you aren’t sure what happened. We can help.
Call 612-871-5111 anytime.

Medical Advocacy

Medical Advocacy

Advocates provide support during and after forensic exams. To learn more about this process,
call 612-871-5111.

Support Groups

Support Groups

We offer 10-week groups, a weekly drop-in option, and virtual support groups. Our current groups include Women’s, Men’s, Queer Survivors, Women of Color, Journey through the Arts, and Youth.

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Sexual Violence Center offers individual, peer-based counseling services with a trained Sexual Assault Advocate.

Outreach and Education

Outreach and Education

Sexual Violence Center advocates offer a range of trainings suitable for diverse audiences and are also available to engage in outreach at various community events.

Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocacy

Advocates are available to support you in working with the civil and criminal legal systems. Understand your rights and options.

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