Sexual Assault

The Sexual Assault Recovery program at YCC offers crisis counseling, therapy, advocacy through the court system, and emotional support for clients as they work towards recovery, as well as information and referrals to other programs that can be of assistance. In addition to immediate help for victims of sexual assault, YCC is dedicated to educating young men and women about dating violence, date rape, and rape prevention.

What is Sexual Assault?

The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. While the term can take many different forms, one thing remains the same: it’s never the victim’s fault.

  • Attempted rape
  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
  • Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts
  • It can be verbal, visual or anything that causes a person to join in unwanted sexual contact
  • Penetration, also known as rape
  • Sexual assault can occur between, acquaintances, friends, strangers, family, coworkers, or in the context of an intimate relationship

What to do if you have been assaulted.

YCC’s trauma informed case management team can provide information and referrals to other programs that can also be of assistance.  Advocates are also available to respond on scene to forensic exams. All services are free and confidential.

Remember that what happened is not your fault.

Prioritize your physical safety. If you are at risk for further assault, consider calling 911.  Get somewhere safe as soon as you can.

If you are in need of a medical exam, avoid taking a shower and brushing your teeth if possible. If you need to change your clothing, place used clothing in a paper sack.

You do not have to go through this alone. YCC advocates are available 24/7 to provide assistance. You can also contact a trusted support person if available.

If you would like to get medically checked out and/or possibly undergo the forensic evidence collection process you can choose one of the following:

Visit an emergency room nearest to your location.

Contact your local Law Enforcement

Call YCC’s 24 hour crisis line at  801-392-6552 or 801-392-7273.  

If you know that you do not want to report at this time, consider calling to speak to an advocate regarding other options available to you. Please note exams are covered by the Utah Office for Victims of Crime in accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). What happened was not your fault, and the financial cost of this exam should not be placed on you.

  • Weekly support group

    Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM

  • Call one of our advocate case managers to talk about how to connect to services, register for our weekly support group or set up an appointment.

    SA Program Coordinator 801-689-1737

    Bilingual Case Manager 801-689-1735

    SA Crisis Response Team Advocate – 801-689-1711

    24-hour rape crisis line 801-394-6552

    24-hour shelter and domestic violence crisis line 801-392-7273

Free Confidential Services are available.

Sexual Assault Program services include crisis counseling, therapy, advocacy through the court system, and emotional support for clients as they work toward healing. YCC’s trauma-informed case management team can provide information and referrals to other programs that can also be of assistance. Advocates are also available to respond on scene to forensic exams. All services are free and confidential.

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