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How to Call for Help

I’ve just been assaulted. Who do I call?

Police Department
Call 911

If you choose to call the police, they can help you understand what will happen once you report to them. They will also be able to assist with getting medical attention. By calling the police, you are not obligated to press charges. Police departments also have victim’s advocates available to assist you with understanding the legal process and help you get necessary services.

Redfern Health Center
Call 864-656-1294 or 864-656-2451

By calling Redfern Health Center during regular business hours, you will have access to CU CARES Relationship and Sexual Violence Services program and Counseling and Psychological Services. These services are available to meet your emotional and psychological needs. They will also provide appropriate referral services and serve as an advocate on your behalf. At Redfern, you will also have access to some medical attention. The providers will be able to assist you with making decisions regarding the most appropriate medical services. Services are free and confidential.

Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County (Pickens County)
Call 864-442-5500

Foothills Sexual Trauma Center (Anderson and Oconee Counties)
Call 800-585-8952

You can choose to receive services outside of those offered by Clemson University. There are two local rape crisis centers that can provide crisis intervention services related to sexual assault. These services are offered to you at no cost. Services are confidential. Both centers offer 24-hour crisis hotline response.

Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter
Call 800-291-2139

You can choose to receive services outside of those offered by Clemson University. Safe Harbor is a local domestic violence shelter that can provide crisis intervention services and individual and group counseling services related to relationship and domestic violence. These services are offered to you at no cost. Services are confidential. The center offers 24-hour crisis hotline response.

Self Protection and Risk Reduction

How can I reduce my risk of being violated?

  • Sexual assault and relationship violence are NEVER the victim’s fault and at times cannot be avoided. There are steps, however, that can be taken in order to reduce the risk of sexual assault or relationship violence.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you feel that something is not right, then leave.
  • Go out in groups and make sure each person makes it home safely.
  • Date rape drugs are easily put into drinks. Always prepare your own drinks or watch carefully when it is being prepared. Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Never feel obligated to perform sexual acts when on a date.
  • Avoid relationships in which the person is jealous, possessive and/or controlling.
  • Be assertive with others regarding your boundaries.
  • Communicate your needs and intentions openly and clearly.

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