Free Counseling is Available from Student Health Services
Sexual assault violates a person in many ways and happens when a person is forced or manipulated into an unwanted sexual encounter. It is not motivated by sexual desire, but the need to control, humiliate and harm. Sexual assault covers a broad range of acts that include, but are not limited to rape, indecent exposure, unwanted sexual contact, marital or partner rape, voyeurism, child sexual assault, sexual exploitation and sexual harassment. Sexual assault abuses a person not only physically, but emotionally and mentally, and shatters a person's trust and sense of safety.
While sexual assault must also be documented in the county in which it occurred, West Valley Student Health Services offers free counseling for any and all sexual assault concerns as well as a list of local resources below.
YWCA Rape Crisis Center Silicon Valley Hotline: 408-287-3000
San Francisco Women Against Rape Hotline: 415-647-7273
Rape Crisis Hotline (Santa Clara County): 408-779-2115
Rape Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-493-7273
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