• If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
  • For help at any time, call our 24-Hour hotline: Violence Intervention Project Crisis Line: 1-800-660-6667

Sexual assault is defined as any unwanted act of a sexual nature that is imposed on another person. It is estimated that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted by the time they’re 18. If you are or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, we understand how difficult it can be to talk about or reach out for help.

Our advocates are here 24 hours a day to help you through this difficult time to get you on a healing path. We can help assess your needs and safety, and provide information.  We can also help locate needed resources, or help in deciding if reporting a rape or an assault is the right option for you.

All of our services are free and confidential and open to people of all genders in Pennington, Kittson, Marshall, Red Lake and Roseau Counties.

Services Include:

  • 24-Hour toll-free crisis and support line
  • Anonymous calls are accepted
  • An advocate can be present at a victim’s evidentiary examination in the emergency room if desired.
  • Support during legal proceedings
  • Accompaniment to court hearings
  • Shelter can be made available
  • Safety planning for the future
  • Support Groups

Important: If you have been sexually assaulted it is important to have an evidentiary examination done. A medical professional can assess any physical injuries, go over sexual disease prevention, discuss pregnancy options, and collect DNA for evidence. We honor the victim’s choice to pursue or not pursue legal action. Violence Intervention Project will be there for you which ever direction you decide to go.

As a victim of sexual assault, if you decide to have an evidentiary exam, you don’t have to report to law enforcement. If you choose not to report, the evidence will be kept in a safe location, in case you do decide at a later time to report the assault to law enforcement.

What is Sexual Violence?