Related Resources & Links
Crisis Intervention Services
When a patient presents in the Emergency Department with behavioral health problems, the patient undergoes a medical screening followed by a psycho-social assessment. Based on the results of the psycho-social assessment, the Emergency Department staff will determine the most appropriate placement for that patient.
Sexual Assault and Rape
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline’s free confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. A project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, the NSVRC is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
The mission of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is to work to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault. PCAR is an organization working at the state and national levels to prevent sexual violence. Incepted in 1975, PCAR continues to use its voice to challenge public attitudes, raise public awareness, and effect critical changes in public policy, protocols, and responses to sexual violence. To provide quality services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others, PCAR works in concert with its statewide network of 52 rape crisis centers. The centers also work to create public awareness and prevention education within their communities.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
In 1990, a small working group of state domestic violence coalitions and advocates, known as the Domestic Violence Coalition on Public Policy (DVCOPP), came together to fill the information and expertise gap in the early discussion of federal public policy related to domestic violence. DVCOPP grew into a wide alliance of shelter programs and statewide advocacy groups and coalitions from across the country.
Crime Victim Advocacy
National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Since its inception in 1985, the National Center has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the U.S. serving millions of crime victims.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
Victim Helpline, National Center for Victims of Crime: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST) http://victimconnect.org/
Help for victims of stalking, Stalking Resource Center: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST) http://victimconnect.org/