Sexual Violence Hotline and Victim Response Services
We are here for you. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our staff and volunteers offer free, confidential support to anyone in crisis.
If you, or someone you care about, has experienced sexual violence, we are here to help. If this is an emergency, please call 911.
Sexual violence includes sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, date rape, and incest. WOAR’s specially trained Hotline Crisis Counselors provide support, information, answer questions, provide referral guidance to the right services and coordinate counseling services.
It doesn’t matter if the sexual violence happened a few hours ago, or 40 years ago. Regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, or any other status — anyone who has experienced this type of trauma (or is concerned about someone who has) can call WOAR’s Hotline at 215-985-3333 or by clicking the button below.
Our specially trained Hotline Crisis Staff can also explain and coordinate requests from Philadelphia residents for free WOAR services including:
- Bi-lingual and Bi-cultural individual therapy for survivors
- Counseling for loved ones
- Psychoeducational groups for victims/survivors
- Group therapy for victims/survivors
- Forensic exam/medical accompaniment
- Court accompaniment
What happens when I call the WOAR Hotline?
WOAR is ready to help you through any crisis whether you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, need someone to talk to or are
seeking help for someone you love. When you call us, our staff and volunteers will:
Provide an empathetic ear, caring heart and helping hand.
Ask how you’re doing and how we can help.
Talk with you as long as you need, providing support and resources.
Provide judgment-free support regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, income or any other status.
No crisis is too small. You do not have to be suicidal to call. You define your crisis and we are here 24/7 to help you get to a better tomorrow with free, confidential support. WOAR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, military status, political belief, mental or physical disability or any other preference or personal characteristic, condition or status. WOAR provides a judgment free, safe space for you to heal.
What happened is not your fault. Whatever you choose to do is valid. What’s important is making the right choice for you.
WOAR is ready to help you through any crisis, whether you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, need someone to talk to, or are seeking help for someone you love. When you call us, our staff and volunteers will help immediately.