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

It was not your fault.

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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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.
  • Individuals in need of crisis counseling can call Louisiana Spirit toll-free at 1-800-273-8255

    You may also view the crisis numbers listed below.

Medical and Psychiatric

Services for New Orleans, Louisiana listed on the NOLAMed page.

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.

Thus far functioning emergency hospitals in the New Orleans area listed as specializing in sexual assault are: Lakeside Tulane Hospital, Children's Hospital and the Convention Center CSH Hospital (now located at the New Orleans Center). See also: Open Health Clinics in New Orleans, Open Pharmacies. If you email Stayhealthy.org they may send you a list.

Functioning New Orleans, La. Medical facilities

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

Driving directions to crisis centers from mapquest.

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

The MCL Emergency Services Unit/SANE program number is: 504 933 5004

Formerly: 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.
This center has been converted to form SARA.

What they offered:

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

Victim assistance in New Orleans

Definition of rape in the state of Louisiana:

"Rape is the act of anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse with a male or female person committed without the person's lawful consent." Check with a victim's advocate and an attorney for current specifics. Findlaw by state

  • Advocacy Center for the Elderly & Disabled (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, OCDD Cash Subsidies) Page 41
  • Elderly Protective Services-New Orleans (Elderly Services, Outreach Services) Page 68
  • New Orleans Council on Aging (Crisis Intervention, Elderly Services, Information Help Line, Job Training Programs, Outreach Services) Page 91
  • New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation (Medicaid, SSI, Social Security, Successions, Veterans Administration) Page 92
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project (Elderly Services, Legal Information and Services) Page 92
  • Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office (Crime Victims Reparations) Page 98
  • Orleans Parish DA’s Office (Accompany to Court, Child and Elderly Care, Court Case Status, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Food and Shelter, Group and Individual Therapy, Legal Information,
    Outreach Services, Peer Support Group, Transportation) Page 95
  • YWCA Rape Crisis Program (Accompany to Court and Hospital, Clinical Services, Court Case Status, Crisis Intervention, Elderly Services, Group and Individual Therapy, Information Help Line, Legal Information, Outreach Services, Parenting Counseling, Police Dept., Sexual Abuse Treatment) Page 133

Louisiana rape crisis resources

Database of Women's Services and Organizations in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Currently in the data collection stage, this project will soon offer information regarding the status of local organizations that provide services specifically to women. Though services for women were scarce prior to Katrina, they have obviously been impacted by the storm and in many cases have diminished. It is the goal of this project to understand the effects that the hurricane has had on women’s organizations, as well as to consolidate information about the services that are currently available.

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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