24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Services

When you are in crisis, help cannot wait. We have staff and trained volunteers available to help you over the phone or in person.

If you have just been the victim of sexual assault, you can take any of the following steps:

  • Call our 24-Hour Hotline at (520) 327-7273 or toll free at (800) 400-1001
  • Come to SACASA between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (click here for locations)
  • Call 911
  • Go to a local Emergency Room and let them know you have been sexually assaulted

 

Crisis Hotline - Answered 24 Hours A Day / 7 Days a Week in English & Spanish

The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault operates a 24-hour Crisis Line. Callers can get immediate crisis intervention and help from specially trained Crisis Advocates. The Crisis Line is also accessible through a toll-free number and a number dedicated for TTY/TDD/SMS response.

  • The 24-hour crisis line serves all of Southern Arizona.
  • Advocates are available to speak English and Spanish.
  • Calls are completely confidential.

Crisis Line Phone Numbers
Local: (520) 327-7273
Toll Free: (800) 400-1001
After-hours Line: (520) 235-3358
TTY/TDD/SMS Line: (520) 327-1721 (For Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Indivduals Only)

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24-hour Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, Information & Referral Services

Crisis intervention information, referrals and advocacy is available in English and Spanish either by:

  • Calling our Crisis Line (24-hours a day/7-days a week) or
  • Walking in for services at one of our offices between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Click here for locations. No appointment is necessary.

 

Hospital Response: 24-hour Sexual Assault Response Service

The Sexual Assault Response Service (SARS) is a 24-hour/7-day a week hospital response team that provides services to recent survivors of sexual assault. A SARS Advocate can respond to any Tucson hospital emergency department to provide victims/survivors with immediate crisis intervention and advocacy, as well as information about the victim’s/survivor’s options and rights.

The SARS Advocate will:

  • Help you understand your medical and legal options and your rights as a survivor of sexual violence.
  • Arrange for a medical forensic exam if you decide to get one.
  • Work with the medical staff, law enforcement and others to create a safe environment for you at the hospital and after you leave.
  • Connect you with counseling and other resources when appropriate.

As a victim, you have a right to a Medical Forensic Exam. A Medical Forensic Exam is a comprehensive medical exam performed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SANE/SAFE) who is a specially trained Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant or Physician with advanced education and clinical experience. Click here to learn more about the exam in English or Spanish. 

SARS Advocates can also help victims and survivors get started with longer-term support, such as SACASA's Therapy Services, as well as with Arizona’s criminal justice system, if desired.

The Sexual Assault Response Service (SARS) is a partnership among Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, Pima County Attorney’s Office, all 13 law enforcement agencies, Pima County Victim Witness, two crime labs, and the community hospitals.