You have rights as a sexual assault victim! You do not have to go through this traumatic time alone. It is YOUR right to request an advocate from your local Rape Crisis Program (Haven 352-787-1379) to accompany you for a forensic exam, victim interview with Law Enforcement, State Attorney Office, etc.
This advocate holds a privilege status that you may claim that keeps any conversation with them 100% confidential. This advocate is able to help you through these steps, assist with filing for other benefits, help make follow up contacts., and get you connected with the proper follow up care; healthcare visits and counseling.
Haven provides these advocates 24 hours a day. We have a 24 hr crisis line that you can speak to a live person and get support or request the advocate. Our advocates will be there to make sure that you know your rights!!
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write the Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-1050, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office of Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY) or https://ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm. Individuals who are hearing impaired of have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).
The Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties,Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.