If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted or Raped

You can call the Help Restore Hope Center hotline at 1-855-9NOWSAFE/1-855-966-9723 for assistance with knowing your rights, and/or for accompaniment to both medical care and/or law enforcement agencies.


You can seek medical attention to help with physical injury.Medical care can be important to assist with the prevention of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections.Medical care can be sought to assist with the prevention of pregnancy due to the rape.A Rape Kit can be used to collect evidence of the rape.Should you decide to prosecute the rape, a Victim’s Advocate from the Help Restore Hope Center can assist you through the Criminal Justice Process.

Important information you should know if you were sexually assaulted!Wanting to wash, shower, and change clothes is a natural impulse after a sexual assault, but wait. If you have not done so already, do not:

  • Take a bath or shower
  • Brush your teeth
  • Go to the bathroom
  • Douche
  • Change your clothes
  • Brush your hair
  • Eat or drink anything

As uncomfortable as you may be, if you can avoid doing any of these things, you will preserve evidence that can help convict the person who raped you. If you have already washed up, don’t worry–but don’t wash any more. If you have taken off the clothes you were wearing when you were assaulted, put them in a clean shopping bag and take them with you to the hospital.

Go directly to the hospital emergency room. If you have already called the Help Restore Hope Center, an Advocate will meet you there. If not, ask the hospital to call the Center for you. We will be there as soon as possible. At the hospital, a nurse will offer to call the police for you. This is your choice. The police will not be called automatically, either by the hospital or by Center staff. This is to protect your privacy. There are some circumstances in which hospital staff are required to notify the police: if a gun or knife was used or if there is reason to suspect child sexual abuse. How much or little you choose to tell the police in these cases is still your choice; the intent is to protect you or someone else from further harm in these grave situations.

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Our Features

Our program is specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals requiring cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral rehabilitation. All of our services are focused on the needs and desired outcomes of the individuals and families we serve.

Service Coordination

The Service Coordinator helps the individual to attain services and to apply to the HCBS/TBI waiver. They are responsible for coordinating and monitoring the provision of all services Delaware cash now in the individual’s Service Plan. Together, the Service Coordinator and the individual collaborate to develop the individualized Service Plan, which reflects the individual’s goals, interests, and desired outcomes. Also, the Service Coordinator is responsible for continuing the development, implementation, monitoring, and provision of the Service Plan on an ongoing basis. The Service Coordinator serves as an advocate for the individual in ensuring that all services are implemented as outlined in the Service Plan.

Case Management

In conjunction with residential services, Liberty Resources also offers Case Management. A Case Manager is designated to help recipients of extended services to receive the most-appropriate services to meet their needs. The Case Manager and the individual collaborate to develop an individualized plan of care, which reflects the individual’s goals, interests, and desired outcomes. The Case Manager also ensures that the provisions of services meet the policy requirements and standards that have been set by the insurance carrier. Also, the Case Manager is responsible for continuing the development, implementation, monitoring, and provision of the patient’s individualized plan on an ongoing basis.