YWCA of South Hampton Roads, Response Sexual Assault Support Services

Response Sexual Assault Support Services is dedicated to providing support, counseling, and advocacy to adults and children victimized by sexual assault and to promoting zero tolerance of sexual violence.

Service area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Franklin, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Surry.
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking as well as survivor’s family and friends.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services, including counseling and support groups at local jails, youth detention centers, and prisons; information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: 24-hour crisis intervention; medical and legal accompaniment; counseling; support groups; victim advocacy; housing support; emergency shelter.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Services are free for survivors and friends and family members of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking.