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Sexual assault is a violent crime that may leave a victim feeling helpless, alone, afraid, confused, embarrassed, and sometimes even non-emotional or numb. With understanding and support, a victim can become a survivor.

Sexual Abuse Services North Central Iowa

We Can Help

  • Counseling and education for victim and the victim’s loved ones
  • Legal and medical advocacy
  • Accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, court proceedings, etc.
  • Information and referrals
  • Prevention and community education

If you are in immediate danger, call 911


Healing is possible

What is sexual assault

  • Sexual assault is any sex act performed against your will or where your consent is gained by threats or acts of violence.
  • It is a crime of power and control, NOT a desire for sex.
  • It happens to women and men of all races, cultures, social status, economic backgrounds and sexual orientations.
  • Most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows.
  • A person does not have to get beaten up to be raped.
  • Sexual assault is NEVER the victim’s fault, no matter what they wore, where they went or what they did. The assailant made a choice to violate someone’s rights and not listen to “NO.”