24-Hour Hotline

877-322-7272

 220 S. Burlington Ave. Suite 4

Hastings, Nebraska 68901

 402-463-5810

communityed@hastingssasa.com

Upcoming Events:

Mardi Gras Fundraiser

March 12, 2016: Join us for our largest fundraiser of the year!

 

Denim Day 2016

April 27th: You and your business can help raise awareness  about the issue of sexual violence by wearing denim

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

SASA's clients are anyone who has been a victim of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, or sex trafficking.

WHAT CAN SEXUAL VIOLENCE INCLUDE?

Sexual violence is forced, manipulated or coerced sexual contact. It includes rape, child sexual abuse, same-sex assault, acquaintance rape, drug facilitated rape, harassment, and rape within a marriage. Sexual violence is physical assault.

 

  • Exposure
  • Peeping
  • Unwanted Touching
  • Forced to Strip
  • Forced to watch others have sex
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Child Molestation
  • Incest

 

* If you are experiencing any of these, contact the hotline at 402-463-4677

 

Rape is not about uncontrollable sexual urges; it is an attack. The offender exerts power and control over the victim using sex as a weapon.

 

Sexual violence is not just rape. It can be having inappropriate conversations, changing in front of someone, or not being fully dressed at home with children around. There is a large spectrum of sexual assault. If you ever feel uncomfortable in a sexual situation, or you're unsure, get help immediately or call the SASA hotline at 402-463-4677 for more information.

WHO DOES SEXUAL Violence AFFECT?

First, the most important thing to remember is you did nothing wrong. Most often following an assault, the victims have a list of "what they should have done instead." It is important to realize you did everything you could in that moment.

 

Next, contact SASA to help you through the next steps. They will only help you with what you need and not force you to make any decisions you don't want to.

 

There are many reasons why people don't fight back when they are sexually assaulted. When people are afraid, in shock, or caught by surprise, their bodies respond in all kinds of ways.

 

Whatever you did to get out of the situation was okay.

  • Fear
  • Disbelief
  • Anger
  • Guilt

Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence. Women, men, and children of all ages, races, income levels, levels of education, and from all types of neighborhoods can be victimized.

 

Sexual violence affects the entire community. Overall, rape has the highest annual victim cost of $127 billion, which excludes child sex abuse.

sexual violence victims may feel a wide variety of emotions after the physical assault has ended.

WHAT DO I DO AFTER sexual violence?

It is okay to have these kinds of feelings. Feeling guilt or blaming yourself is a normal response. It is an effort to gain some control over a terrible, uncontrollable situation. However, you survived a life threatening situation and none of it was your fault.If you are the victim of a sexual violence, then you are experiencing a life crisis. Like many crisis victims, you will experience feelings that are not within the normal scope of emotions.

 

However, the most important thing to remember is, that no matter what the situation was you are the victim, no one deserves to be sexually assaulted, and it was not your fault.

 

If you know someone who was sexually assaulted, go to the supporting survivors page for more information.

  • Depression
  • Numbness
  • Grief
  • Loss of control over their lives

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To be a source of help, hope, safety, and inspiration to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We embrace and focus on the story of each individual with deep concern and care in order to understand, facilitate, advocate, and support.

SASA Crisis Center | 220 S. Burlington Ave. Suite 4 | Hastings, Nebraska 68901 | 402-463-5810 | executivedirector@hastingssasa.com

Project supported by Administration of Children and Families through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (G-1501NEFVPS).

 The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this site are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Adinistration of Children and Families.