anti-violence |programs and support
sexual assault / rape crisis
The YWCA's Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis program offers a 24-hour Hotline for victims of rape and sexual assault, accompaniment to legal and medical proceedings, individual counseling for victims and their significant others, support groups, advocacy, and prevention/education programs to professional and civic groups, and students in Cumberland County schools.
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County is funded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, United Way of the Capital Region, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, United Way of the Shippensburg Area, The Mechanicsburg Area Foundation of The Foundation of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, and the Big Spring Community Chest.
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County staff can be reached at 258.4324 during office hours at YWCA Carlisle, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Volunteers counselors staff a 24 hour toll-free Hotline (888.727.2877). Clients can also receive services at the Victim Services office in Camp Hill. All Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services are free and confidential.
What is the Hero Project?
The HERO Project is a community-based, media driven, child sexual abuse prevention program designed to educate and motivate adult community members who are not legally mandated to report child sexual abuse. Awareness of child sexual abuse and hotline information is promoted through media campaigns, outreach to child care organizations, and partnerships with other agencies' stakeholders. Through a 24-hour Hero Hotline, callers can receive information on how to assist a child they suspect is being sexually abused. Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County is a HERO Project site. A resident of Cumberland County who calls the state-wide Hero Hotline will reach our center 24 hours a day.