If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
To be a support system for the community by assisting individuals in overcoming negative obstacle by providing resources and therapeutic services that will lead to wellness and wholeness.
To offer hope by Equipping Empowering and Enlightening the community.
Rehoboth’s Empowerment Survivors Advocate Program is a nonprofit, volunteer-based service. We provide confidential response and support for survivors of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
RE is committed to Empowering survivors without discrimination. We strive to reduce the impact of violence and build a safer community
RE’s purpose is to Enlighten survivors by providing immediate assistance.
Our priority is to offer all persons affected by domestic violence/sexual assault with free trauma-informed support. These services are available regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, income, disability, or sexual orientation.
RE’s aim is to Equip survivors and the community with a variety of educational and prevention programs that provide the knowledge, motivation and instruction necessary to end domestic and sexual violence.
Our trained professionals are here for crisis response, information on reporting options, medical treatment options, law enforcement’s response, emergency services and safety planning.
We also help with obtaining protective orders, and accompaniment to medical forensic exams, court hearings and trials.
Physical Violence: Have you ever been hit, slapped, punched or kicked? Are you often being pushed or having items thrown at you?
Emotional/Verbal Abuse: Have you been publicly humiliated or called names? Does your abuser play mind games with you or make you feel like you just can’t survive without him or her?
Isolation:Are you kept from seeing friends or family, or even going to work? Are you made to account for every place you go and how long you are gone? Are you sometimes accused of cheating?·
Threats/Intimidation: Are you threatened with violence to yourself or those you love? Does your abuser threaten to take your children away? Do you feel guilty or trapped when your abuser threatens suicide?
IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE YOU ARE A VICTIM Of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
What services are offered?
24-hour local and state-wide crisis line
Counseling, therapy and support groups
Survivor support and advocacy training.
Prevention education services.
Accompany to Court.
Accompany to the Hospital
Domestic Violence Facts:
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors.
Women and men can be victims of domestic violence.
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the USA.
Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Steps to keep you safe:
Get to a safe place. If you have been sexually assaulted do not eat, drink, bathe, or change clothes.
Go to the hospital emergency department. Nurses will examine you for injuries/Evidence which can be collected.
·Call the police to report the crime. The police will take you to the hospital if you cannot get a ride or if you do not feel safe getting there.
·Develop a safety plan. Advocates can help get you to a shelter or another safe place.
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