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The first thing you should know if you were raped or sexually assaulted is that it was

not your fault.

Are you in crisis right now?
You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

It may seem very hard to talk about your assault right now. There are people who will believe and help you. They have heard your story in a hundred different forms and are familiar with what you are going through. Please call a hotline and talk to a counselor. If you are not comfortable with that then please visit one of the online support groups. You will be anonymous and find that thousands of women share your feelings and experiences. You are not alone.

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This is a support group for sexual assault and rape survivors from Hurricane Katrina, Rita, Wilma or any other disaster.

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Are you in crisis right now?
You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You can also search for your local rape crisis center.

For local crisis phone numbers see RAINN, Lafasa or aardvarc.

Louisiana hotlines:

  • LA Statewide hotline: 1-888-411-1333, 1-888-995-7273
  • Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline:
  • New Orleans 24 hr. crisis hotline: 1-888-411-1333, 1-(504)-482-9922 or 1-504-483-8888 -collect calls accepted.
  • Psychiatric crisis cope line: 1-800-749-2673
  • For victim assistance call 1-504-827-5035 or 1-504-827-7225.

    You may also view the crisis numbers listed below.

    If you need to go to the hospital request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

A list of hospitals is available by state from medline. There are 32 hospitals within 25 miles of New Orleans, LA.

A list of functioning emergency hospitals in the New Orleans area. Thus far the ones listed as specializing in sexual assault are: Lakeside Tulane Hospital, Children's Hospital and the Convention Center CSH Hospital. See also: Open Health Clinics in New Orleans, Open Pharmacies.


In Louisiana, all eight Catholic hospitals do not offer emergency contraception (this prevents rather than terminates pregnancy).

Driving directions to crisis centers from mapquest.
For bus schedules in New Orleans call the RTA rideline at 504 248-3900.

New Orleans, Louisiana rape crisis

Crisis Line: (888) 411-1333


Sexual Assault Response and Assistance (SARA) Center
The Greater New Orleans Women’s and Children’s Center D/B/A Metropolitan Battered Women’s Program
P.O. Box 10775
Jefferson, LA 70181
Phone: (504) 837-5400
Crisis Line: (888) 411-1333


YWCA Rape Crisis - rape crisis center information hotline: New Orleans: 1 (504) 482-9922, Slidell: 1 (504) 483-8888 / 1 (504) 486-0377 collect calls accepted.
601 S Jefferson Davis Parkway New Orleans, Louisiana 70119-7190 directions (at the corner of Jeff Davis and Tulane). If these numbers do not work call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). This center has been converted to form SARA.

Offices also in Gretna, Slidell, Covington and Chalmette.

What they offer:

This crisis center offers legal and medical referrals as well as weekly support groups for victims and their loved ones. Individual and family therapy sessions are available by appointment. For therapy information call 1 (504) 482-9922, 1 (985) 643-9922 or 1 (504) 368-8375. All services are free and confidential and are available regardless of the survivor's decision to report that crime to the police.

CURRENTLY, THE NORAA NETWORK (New Orleans Regional Alliance Against Abuse) encompasses Metro, Crescent House, the SARA center, Project SAVE and the St. Tammany Parish Child Advocacy Center.

The city's rape crisis network is made up of the SANE nurses, the Sexual Assault Recovery Assistance Center (SARA, the reorganized version of the YWCA rape crisis center), NOPD's sex crimes unit, the district attorney's office, and the New Orleans crime lab. (Fensterstock, 2006)

About the SANE Program:

"Rooney, who seems dedicated to providing as positive an experience as she can to the survivors who do come her way. Her tent, with low lighting, cozy couches and a private exam area is a soothing spot"


Other New Orleans hotlines:

Crisis services (mental health counseling) (504) 556-9730

If someone is in psychiatric crisis after clinic hours, he/she can call the COPE Line at (504) 269-COPE (2673) or 1-800-749-2673. Inability to pay does not have an impact on the receipt of services.

Community Mental Health Centers
Central City Mental Health Center
2221 Philip Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 568-6650

Chartres-Pontchatrain Mental Health Center
719 Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 942-8101
Fax: (504) 942-8242

Desire/Florida Counseling Center
3400 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 942-8345
Fax: (504) 942-8270

New Orleans Mental Health Center
3100 General DeGaulle Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114-6699
Phone: (504) 361-6211
Fax: (504) 361-6451

A list of functioning mental health facilities in New Orleans




Stop Rape Crisis Center (225)383-7273
233 Saint Ferdinand Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802-5885 directions

Family Crisis (225)647-9231
444 W New River Street Gonzales, Louisiana 70737-2545 directions

Crisis Line (318)323-4112
1515 Jackson Street Monroe, Louisiana 71202-2063 directions

Turning Point Shelter Help Line (318)-445-2022
or (318)-448-0284
1404 Murray St.
Alexandria, LA 71301 directions

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (504)-878-3949
PO Box 1450
Independence, LA 70443 directions

Rape Crisis (318)-233-7273
2390 W. Congress St.
LaFayette LA 70506-4205 directions

Rape Investigations (504)-826-1523
New Orleans, LA 70140 directions

Sexual Assault&Program Development (504)-456-1734
4770 S I 10 Service Rd W W
Metairie, La 70001-1215 directions

Battered Women's Program (225)644-4916
1068 E Worthy St, Gonzales, LA directions

Battered Women's Program (225)389-3001
3730 Saint Gerard Ave, Baton Rouge, LA directions

Battered Women's Program-Ywca (504)486-0377
601 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA directions

Rape Crisis Ctr (337)233-7273
911 General Mouton Ave,Lafayette, LA directions

Rape Crisis Intervention YWCA (504)643-9922
769 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA directions

Rape Crisis LINE-YWCA (318)222-0556
710 Travis St, Shreveport, LA directions

Rape Crisis Outreach (337)494-7273
PO Box 276, Lake Charles, LA directions

Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling (504)-643-4259
769 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458-1637 directions


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