Sexual assault survivors sometimes have many appointments that involve legal systems, medical facilities and other services. SafePlace understands how these appointments can be stressful or overwhelming, which is why we offer our Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP) program, elsewhere referred to as SANE.
The SARP program is designed to lessen the impact and provide an immediate response to the needs of sexual assault survivors, while bringing comfort and support at each step of the way. SARP advocates are available 24 hours a day, and will accompany survivors to appointments such as Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations in Thurston County, Sexual Assault Protection Orders, Sexual Assault Survivor interviews with law enforcement in Thurston County, and many more, depending on your individual needs.
SARP Advocates will be returning to In-Person response at St. Peter's Hospital beginning April 19th.
A SARP team advocate will accompany you to any of these appointments:
A SARP advocate will find you resources/referrals to help navigate these often complicated legal processes:
If you are in need of any of these services right now, you can request them through our 24-hour HelpLine at (360) 754-6300.
If you have advanced notice of appointments, please make your request by phone at (360) 754-6300
*Please note: an in-person response can take approximately 30 minutes depending on travel time, rural locations, and time of day/night.
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