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:
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
Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services (760-369-3353)
24-hour Hotline provides
National Women’s Health information Center
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) 347-0595 Fax
Violent Crime Hotline: (760) 366-2166
Sexual Assault Hotline: (760) 568-9071