24-Hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

Compassionate, anonymous and confidential 24/7.

Hospital Advocacy

Overview

If a survivor chooses to go to the hospital to have a forensic exam done, they have the right to have state-certified advocate accompaniment. The Rape Crisis Center trains and sends out advocates around the clock to meet survivors at the hospital and provide support during the exam. On average, we respond to 2-3 new sexual assault cases a day. An advocate is dispatched when our center is contacted by the hospital telling us a survivor has arrived or is in route. They will stay the duration of the exam and provide a number services to both the survivor and their friends and family who might have accompanied them.

Advocate Services

  • Filling out paperwork (i.e. victim forms)
  • Providing community resources
  • Emotional support
  • Ensuring no one has to go through this process alone

Hotlines

We’re highly trained to provide you with comfort, resources or other assistance.

24/7 Phone Support

Our trained advocates are available to take your call through our in-house, 24-hour hotline at 210-349-7273 (toll-free: 1-800-656-HOPE).

Live Chat Services

Our online hotline through RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is another option to get live, one-on-one support 24/7.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

We created a crisis hotline with Bexar County Jail for incarcerated survivors of sexual violence to be heard in their time of need.

Walk-ins Welcome

During regular office hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm; Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm

Get More Info

For more on our walk-in services or any other service, call us:
24-hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

We’re here to help, and your safety is our top priority. All calls/chats are completely anonymous and confidential. Everyone is welcome to call or chat—not only survivors, but also their friends and family, as well as anyone with a question about sexual assault or how to support a survivor in their own lives, answered by a trained hotline operator.

For immediate help, please call our 24-hour hotline at 210-349-7273. For more info, contact Deana Franks, Deputy Director of Client Services, at dfranks@rapecrisis.com.