Sexual Assault Crisis Services
YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region - all of Hartford County, part of Tolland County and the town of Plymouth. We offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.
SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
- 24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
- Bilingual and male counselors
- Short-term, individual crisis counseling
- Support groups
- Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
- Accompaniment throughout medical, police, and court procedures
- Information and referrals
- Campus advocacy and training
- Volunteer opportunities and state certified counselor training
Amanda is YWCA's Sexual Assault Crisis Service Campus Advocate. From a young age, she was destined to become a defender of people’s rights, education, and gender equality. Before joining the team, Amanda had many adventures such as studying abroad in Rwanda and Uganda. Using her applied knowledge of sociology and anthropology, she helped rebuild a country post-genocide in addition to taking classes.
Get to know her better! Click here to learn who her role model is, what her favorite restaurant is, and about her experience living abroad.