New Hope provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Victims of Crime.
24-hour Hotline 888-560-6027
Mission Statement: Connect with survivors to restore justice and provide hope; and Unite with communities to build and strengthen allies so together we can make our world a safer place.
You will not be forced to make a report to law enforcement unless conditions for a mandated report exist.
Mandated reporters are persons or groups of persons who have frequent contact with children and families and are required by Washington’s State law to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to CPS or to the appropriate law enforcement agency (RCW 26.44.030).
What are the laws on Sexual Assault/Rape?
Laws can vary state by state, for Washington State the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) provides resources, support and education on policy and rights of victims of Sexual Assault. Find more information here.
Different Types of Sexual Assault – Women, men, and children alike can all be victimized. We promise to believe you and listen to you regardless of gender identity or other identifying factors. Visit https://rainn.org/types-sexual-violence to find out more.
Therapy – New Hope can offer therapy referrals for survivors of Sexual assault. Advocates have information on local certified counselors that can assist with alleviating symptoms related to trauma and victimization. Your Advocate can discuss the benefits of counseling and assist with finding the right provider for you or your children who have also been affected.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner SANE EXAM – If you have been the victim of an assault, you have the right to have a support person/victim advocate with you if you choose to go to the Hospital for a SANE exam available 24/7. Call our office to learn more.
RCW 70.125.060 – If the victim of a sexual assault so desires, a personal representative of the victim’s choice may accompany the victim to the hospital or other health care facility, and to proceedings concerning the alleged assault, including police and prosecution interviews and court proceedings.
Advocates will provide crisis intervention and information/education about trauma responses to Sexual Assault. We will provide various options to survivors to support client driven decisions. Through referrals advocates can guide survivors to proper avenues for healing and coping (this looks different with every survivor).
You can ask the court for a protection order if you are experiencing or have recently experienced domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault, or you are seeking protection for a vulnerable adult. Please contact an advocate for more information or follow this link to complete the interactive “do-it-yourself” forms. Click below to file for a protection order.