Sexual Assault

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    SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE & INFORMATION

    If you have been sexually assaulted, it is important that you seek help immediately.  The following steps are universal and apply for any sexual assault event.

    • Go to a safe place as soon as possible

    • Call someone you trust to be with you

    • Try to preserve all evidence.  Do not wash, use the toilet, or change clothing.  If you do change clothes, place all clothing into a paper bag.

    • Do not bathe, shower or douche

    • Contact the Police or Sheriff's Department immediately

    • Get medical attention a the hospital, or student health center

    • Talk with a rape counselor

    If you are the victim of a sexual assault on campus please take the following steps:

    • Seek help immediately. 

    • If you can, call 9-1-1

    • If you can, pull a fire alarm

    • Follow universal steps above

     

    The following are crisis centers and hotlines that offer intake and counseling services:

    Morongo Basin Unity Home, Inc.
    61740 29 Palms Hwy.
    P.O. Box 1662
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    (760) 366-9663
    http://www.joshuatreevillage.com/508/mbuh.htm

    Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services (760-369-3353)
    24-hour Hotline provides

    Healthlink
    http://www.deserthealthlink.org/abuse_&_violence.htm

    National Women’s Health information Center
    http://womenshealth.gov/
    800-994-9662
    TDD 888-220-5446
     

    Harvest of Wellness (HOW) Foundation, Inc.
    Provides 24-hour crisis intervention and support to victims of sexual assault in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin. Counseling for both children and adults. Rape prevention education programs. Violent Crime Response Program with a hotline and a Sexual Assault Services Program with hotline. Provides services to survivors and family members of homicide victims. Free.
    45-691 Monroe, Suite 10
    Indio, CA 92201
    (760) 568-9071
    (760) 347-0595 Fax
    Violent Crime Hotline: (760) 366-2166
    Sexual Assault Hotline: (760) 568-9071
    email: howfoundation@aol.com