Sexual Assault Crisis and Support

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 417 Winthrop ME 04364 USA

Mission: Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Centers? mission is to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and promotes healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education and community collaboration
Geographic areas served: Kennebec, Knox, Waldo, Somerset Counties in Maine
Programs: * A 24 hour, confidential, statewide, Crisis Support Line: 1-800-871-7741 * Support Groups for survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, and for non-offending parents of children who have been sexually abused * Crisis intervention and information * Support and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and their families * Advocacy for survivors who chose to seek medical attention, report to the police, or go through the criminal justice system * Referral to appropriate agencies and individuals in the community * Community and professional education

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am the Detective Division Commander for the Augusta Police Department overseeing all of the Detectives.I have one of my Detectives currently on the board of the Center.We are very involved with the Center and the Center is an integral part of our sexual assault cases. They are the support system for the victims and for my Detectives doing the investigations. It would be very difficult to do these investigations without the Center's expertise and support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We work closely with the Center sometimes on a daily basis. The Center's Staff is a very important resource for my staff as well as the community they serve.Our job would be much more difficult without their support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their caring and dedicated staff!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, caring individuals, who are very committed to their organization!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide even more services to a greater number people. Like every organization more money means more resources and the ability to expand services to an even broader base.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been working with various staff from Rape Crisis (more years than the average age of the volunteers)since the 70s. I would be absolutely lost with out them. They are invaluable in their role. Many times they just know what to say or do, when the survivor is about to fall apart. If I'm at a lost for a question asked of me by the survivor, the volunteer is ready and able to step in and help me out, or at least can find the answer for the survivor in a time;y fashion. When I'm in the middle of a case, and am working at collecting "evidence", I cannot leave the room, thus my volunteer is my link to the "outside" world. If the patient needs a drink, or a warm blanket, the volunteer is ready and willing to do anything to help the patient/survivor feel more comfortable and once again feel in charge of their life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my role as a nurse as a Maine SAFE(Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I am a law enforcement officer and have worked with the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center on several occasions. They have always been extremely helpful with victims of abuse. There are several cases that I have investigated that I have refered the victim to them for services. They are always helpful and willing to come out and assist victims at all hours and in any situation. I have also had several victims that have reported the crime to me after receiving services from the center. The advocates are always extremely helpful in supporting the vicitm without interfering with the investigation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their support for victims of abuse has made my job as and investigator immenselly easier. I do not have to worry about a victim that receives there services and can concentrate more on the case.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Serivces is an awesome agency. In my professional practice I find that a medical forensic exam with out their support and advocate present makes for a long tedious time for the patient. Their services are also essential to the examiner. We are unable to leave the room we work in once started and the advocates not only support the patients but assist the examiners in many ways. Their follow up with our patients is unparalleled and provides for a complete and unbiased patient experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Every day in my position as the coordinator for the hospital's Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program. After every case the examiner reports back to me and they are almost always positive in their expression of interaction with the advocates.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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