Who We Support
Is SVC a Resource For Me?
SVC supports everyone who is affected by sexual violence. We are a resource for victims and survivors of sexual violence in any form. SVC also offers support to friends and family of victim/survivors and other concerned persons.
"I'm a man. Is SVC for me?"
Yes, we support many men who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence on their lives.
"I identify as trans*. Are SVC's services available to me?"
Yes, the Sexual Violence Center is a safe space for trans* survivors. We take our commitment to support victims and survivors along the gender continuum seriously. SVC has been a member of the former Trans Youth Support Network with a mission to promote racial, social, and economic justice for trans youth with the freedom to self-define gender identity and expression.
"I have a warrant out for my arrest (or I was breaking the law at the time of my assault) can SVC support me?
Yes! We support people who suffer sexual violence at a time when most people expect they cannot reach out for resources because might have broken the law. You deserve support right now and our advocates can help you work through this.
"I'm dealing with an issue in my same-sex relationship. Is SVC for me?"
Yes, sexual violence can be perpetrated by and experienced by people of all genders and orientations. Our advocates understand this and are ready to support all victims and survivors.
"I don't have any money to pay for services. Can SVC help me?"
Yes, SVC services are and always have been free of charge and available to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.
"I am undocumented, will SVC work with me?"
Yes! SVC services are available free of charge to everyone regardless of citizenship status.
If sexual violence has impacted your life, the Sexual Violence Center is here to support you. We actively seek to eliminate barriers to service. All of our service practices are based upon nondiscrimination regarding race, religion, national origin, cultural orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, sexual orientation, legal status, relationship status, physical ability, political affiliations or beliefs, marital status, HIV status and financial status.