Services Offered at Rape Crisis Centers

Victim Assistance

  • 24-hour Rape Crisis Line. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected to a local rape crisis center
  • Counseling and support for survivor and for family and friends
  • Accompaniment and advocacy in hospitals, law enforcement settings and other legal settings
  • Therapy services or professional referrals for therapy
  • Support groups or professional referrals to support groups
  • Referrals to appropriate community resources
  • Assistance with Crime Victims Compensation Fund claims

Prevention & Public Awareness

Presentations may be available on the following topics:
  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence
  • Legal and Medical Aspects of Sexual Violence
  • Dating Violence and/or Healthy Relationships
  • Rape Awareness and Prevention
  • Responding to Violence in Faith Communities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • How Family & Friends Can Help
  • Child Sexual Violence & Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Violence Consultation
  • Consultation for professionals working with survivors of sexual assault
  • In-service training

How Much Do Services Cost?

  • All crisis and advocacy services are free of charge
  • For long-term services fees, may be charged

Who Can Use the Services

  • Victims of any type of sexual violence, regardless of when the violence occurred
  • Family, friends, partners or others close to a victim of any type of sexual violence
  • Students attending a Kentucky College or University, regardless of official residence
  • Rape crisis centers do not discriminate based on gender, race, national origin, disability, religion or sexual orientation

Confidentiality

Communications with rape crisis center personnel are confidential and privileged. For information see KRS 211.608 and KRE 506. However, there are exceptions, including reporting child abuse and spouse abuse. For information see KRS 209.020KRS 209A.020KRS 620.030.

Sexual assault has dramatic long-term impacts. So if you are a victim or know someone who is a victim, then there is help. Whether an assault happened recently or in the past, assistance is available. While KASAP does not offer direct services, this website offers a wide-range of information about sexual assault and helps serve as a reference guide. In Kentucky, 13 Rape Crisis Centers exist to provide direct services not only to you but to your family and friends. 

Find Your Local Rape Crisis Center

  • Utilize the search tool below to locate your local center by county
  • Click here for Client Services map