Programs & Services

Crisis Intervention Services provides 24-hour support, advocacy, crisis intervention, resources, referrals to anyone affected by sexual violence as well as accompaniment to area hospitals. Staff also provide court support, legal information, and other advocacy services for survivors.

 

Supportive & Professional Counseling is available free of charge to anyone affected by sexual violence. SAHC has full-time advocates and therapists who are all specially trained in the field of sexual assault and trauma.

Support Groups are available to Adult Women, Children/Preteens, Teens & Young Adults, and Parents & Caregivers of survivors.

 

Empowerment Self Defense Classes are available to the public and private groups. Please see our page on self-defense class page. 

Prevention Education Specialist Our goal is to deliver primary prevention education to communities throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, as well as to explore the many ways we can continue to decrease the rates of sexual violence, and to build healthy communities where our families, friends,

neighbors and loved ones can share the value of consensual physical relationships. 

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)​

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Victims of Sexual Assault may experience a range of emotions immediately following an assault and for a long time after. Everyone reacts differently and there is no "typical" reaction. 

Some survivors have reported some of the following reactions:

  • Denial

  • Guilt, shame, and self-blame

  • Fear and lack of trust of people

  • Lack of energy

  • Feeling a loss of control

  • Substance abuse

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

It is important to remember that sexual assault is never the victim's fault.

Victims of Stalking similarly may experience a range of emotions if they are being stalked.

Some survivors have reported some of the following reactions:

  • Feel fear of what the stalker will do

  • Feel vulnerable, unsafe, and not know who to trust

  • Feel anxious, irritable, impatient, or on edge

  • Feel depressed, hopeless, overwhelmed, tearful, or angry

  • Feel stressed, including having trouble concentrating, sleeping, or remembering things

  • Have eating problems, such as appetite loss, forgetting to eat, or overeating

  • Have flashbacks, disturbing thoughts, feelings, or memories

  • Feel confused, frustrated, or isolated because other people don't understand why you are afraid