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I was recently sexually assaulted! What do I do?

Your safety is our primary concern. We urge you to do the following if you have been the victim of a sexual assault in the past 96 hours. All of the actions below are your choice. 

  • Get to a safe place and get medical attention as soon as possible. You can go to your local Emergency Room where a medical exam will be conducted and evidence can be collected for use later if you so choose. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (S.A.N.E.) and other medical staff can detect injuries and offer help regarding concerns of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy as a result of the sexual assault. You can get this medical exam done confidentially, without reporting to law enforcement. There is no cost for the exam.

Where to go for HELP:

Available 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

Algona: 800-479-9071 CAASA
Emmetsburg: 712-852-4612 CAASA
Estherville: 712-362-4612 CAASA
Spencer: 712-262-4612 CAASA
Spirit Lake: 712-336-1255 CAASA
National Victim Center’s Info Link 800)-FYI-CALL
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault 800-942-0333
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-333-SAFE (7233)

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