Our Mission is to provide specialized services to help men, women, and children recover from sexual violence. If you or someone you know has been, or is in danger of victimization, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to contact us.
For more information on sexual assault and child sexual abuse, please review the information on this site. Specifically:
FOR MEN | FOR WOMEN | FOR TEENS | FOR PARENTS
The Healing Place provides services in English and Spanish to help men, women, and children recover from sexual violence. We hope you never need our services, but we will be there if you do. All of our services are free and confidential. Our crisis line is 828-692-3931.
To discuss an educational presentation for your organization or civic group, call 828-692-0495 or email us.
For Adult Victims (including Teens)
Crisis intervention – 24 hour crisis line – If you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual violence, The Healing Place provides a 24-hour crisis line that offers help and support. Crisis Line: (828) 692-3931
Hospital Accompaniment & Emergency Room Advocacy – Trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide support and information to victims of sexual assault at the hospital where they are being treated. The agency also provides post-examination clothing to victims in the emergency room.
Counseling – Free & Confidential trauma focused counseling is available to victims and their non-offending family or support members. The counseling provides skills and tools to overcome the assault or abuse.
Case Management – Each victim and his or her circumstances is different and The Healing Place recognizes the need for appropriate community referrals. A staff member will assist each victim as they work toward overcoming the sexual violence by identifying needs of the whole person and helping the victim access needed community resources.
Judicial Support & Advocacy – The Healing Place offers advocacy and companionship during visits to law enforcement agencies, court proceedings, and other legal procedures. An Advocate of The Healing Place will also help the victim with a Victim Impact Statement, if necessary.
Victim’s Compensation – The Healing Place Advocate will help the victim determine eligibility and file the proper paperwork to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, etc.
For Child Victims
Therapeutic Intervention – Free & Confidential trauma focused counseling is available to victims and their non-offending family or support members. The counseling provides skills and tools to overcome the assault or abuse and teaches skills to the parent to be able to assist the child outside of therapy.
Parenting Series – A therapist works one on one with non-offending parents to help them understand the dynamics of sexual abuse and the special challenges they may face when parenting a child who has been sexually abused. The series usually last eight (8) weeks and is scheduled in one hour sessions.
Sexual violence is a crime:
It is any non-consensual sexual experience involving force, coercion, and/or fear. It can be perpetrated by men or women (together or separately) against both women and men. The Healing Place is committed to providing educational programming to reduce and prevent sexual violence in our community.
The Healing Place staff present a Sexual Abuse Awareness Program in the public schools to 9th grade students.
The Healing Place offers educational programs at all grade levels, including collegiate. These age-specific programs are designed to teach students on a variety of issues, from ways to reduce and prevent sexual violence, to trusting their instincts and reporting an assault. Focused presentations for parents are also available upon request.
Presentations are available to community groups and civic organizations on a variety of topics:
- Services of THP
- Alcohol & Rape
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Consent vs. Coercion
- Dating Violence
- Drug Facilitated Rape
- Elder Abuse
- Healthy Relationships
- Impact of Rape
- Rape is a Crime
- Rape Myths
- Rape Statistics
- Risk Reduction
- Sexual Harassment
- What to do if you’re assaulted