Special Services

RTC is open 24/7 to serve victims of sexual assault and their non-offending family members. All services are free of charge and completely confidential.

Medical Treatment: A medical exam provides testing for and prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases: including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea etc., and to obtain the required forensic specimens when there is police involvement. Pre/post exposure prophylactic medication is also provided.

24/7 Crisis & Sexual Assault Helpline: The center is available any time you have questions or need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 305-585-RAPE (7273). This Helpline provides immediate telephone crisis intervention services to victims and their non-offending family members. For hearing or speech impaired, please contact us through Florida Relay at 1-800-955-8771, TTY.

Information & Referral: RTC staff is available in person or by phone to provide assistance, answer questions and offer resources related to sexual violence.

Crisis Intervention: Victim Advocates provide sexual assault victims and their non-offending family members with immediate emotional and physical support.

Advocacy: Victim Advocates are available to provide personal support in accessing services or information needed as a result of sexual assault

Accompaniment: Victim Advocates are available to provide in-person support to emergency medical/forensic services, law enforcement interviews, doctor’s appointments, and court appointments to ensure the sexual assault survivor’s interest is represented and their rights are upheld.

Community Awareness: RTC staff is actively engaged in informing the public about sexual violence and available programs and services for victims of sexual assault. RTC conducts presentations and awareness events for colleges/universities, military personnel, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, correction facilities, public/private schools, and the general public.

System Coordination: RTC coordinates with medical facilities, advocacy/community agencies, law enforcement (if the victim decides to report), mental health services, college/universities, State Attorney’s Office, Office of the Attorney General and any other relevant group (which includes participating in the local SART) in an effort to ensure victims of sexual assault has access to the full array of both core and enhances services.

Support Groups: Groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. Groups are comprised of people with similar experiences who can come together to heal their pain and offer strength to each other. This service is free and confidential. Support Groups are held Mondays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Please call to reserve your spot at the next group session. For more information, call 305-585-7273.

Counseling/Therapy: Therapists at RTC are licensed mental health professionals that utilize a strength-based perspective in working with sexual assault survivors. Therapy is tailored to each individual’s personal goals and needs. Therapy services are available to survivors of recent and past sexual assault traumas. Therapists also treat non-offending family members who have been affected.

Victim Compensation/Relocation Application Assistance: Victim Advocates are certified through the Office of the Attorney General to provide victim compensation, relocation, and human trafficking application assistance to victims of sexual assault.

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality: Jackson Health System earned top marks for their policies and practices related to L-G-B-T patients and their families. Jackson is proud to continue its five-year trend as a “Leader in L-G-B-T Healthcare Equality.” We respect the unique nature of your rights, keeping an open visitation policy and providing assistance with healthcare surrogacy. For more information about our LGBT services, please click here.