List of Help for Survivors of Rape in Jacksonville, Florida

Help On the Long Road To Recovery

Being the victim of a crime can be overwhelming and life shattering, your view of the world will change. You do not need to suffer alone. Survivors of sexual crimes or violence need compassion, sensitivity and empathy. Local certified rape crisis centers and domestic violence centers have advocates who are there to help all survivors, regardless of whether or not they report to law enforcement. Many of these centers also offer help to children. Services are often free and always confidential. Below is a list of places to seek help in Jacksonville. 

You are not alone. 

How Advocates Can Help:

  • Provide crisis intervention 
  • Speak to you on the 24-hour hotline
  • Discuss your options
  • Navigate available resources
  • Go with you to appointments
  • Address safety concerns
  • Advocate on your behalf
  • Help you apply for victim compensation 

Women’s Center of Jacksonville Rape Recovery Team (Local Certified Rape Crisis Center)

The Rape Recovery Team responds quickly and compassionately to adult and teen survivors of sexual assault, whether or not they have chosen to report the crime to police. The Women’s Center of Jacksonville’s Rape Recovery Team’s supports and empowers survivors of sexual violence by advocating for their rights, dignity and respect. We provide community education and facilitate professional collaboration to help people of all genders through rape recovery and prevention.

Jewish Family & Community Services 

Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) provides quality social and community services across the life spectrum to enhance the lives of children, adults, seniors and families coping with challenges that arise throughout the lifecycle. JFCS is a leading provider of services to child victims of sexual abuse and to victims of human trafficking. 

Children’s Home Society

  • 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • (904) 493-7744
  • www.chsfl.org/

This organization provides services for sexually abused children, siblings, and non offending parents.

Florida Department of Children & Families Child Care Training Information Center

  • 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
  • 5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, Florida 32211
  • www.myflfamilies.com

DCF ensures safety, well-being and self-sufficiency for families. DCF responds to issues involving child welfare and well-being as well as providing licensing guidelines, support and monitoring of licensed child care centers and family child care homes.

Hubbard House

The victims and children who come to shelter are provided with warm beds, hot meals and personal amenities. Counseling and group support are made available to every sheltered family member, both adults and their children. Victims also receive services from a victim advocate who helps them to avail themselves of public resources and housing assistance. Services from a court advocate and job coach are also available. Shelter and services are always free to victims, and the goals are always the same: victim safety and empowerment.

​Children receive special care at Hubbard House. In-shelter young ones are cared for in the agency’s Children's Therapeutic Learning Center and school-aged children study with certified teachers in small classes. In addition to providing counseling, group support and domestic violence prevention programs for in-shelter young people, Hubbard House provides services for children and teens at the Outreach Center and in the community.

Monique Burr Foundation

Seeks to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect in families where abuse has already occurred. The program teaches skills and knowledge regarding basic parenting and child safety and maintains weekly contact to ensure success.

Pace Center for Girls

  • (904) 448-8002
  • Thompson-Weaver Building, 2933 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211
  • www.pacecenter.org

Girls attend PACE to get appropriate counseling and education in a nurturing environment. To become enrolled, they must be between 12 to 18 years old, at least one year behind in school, and have 4 or more risk factors- foster home placement, substance abuse (by girl or family member), domestic violence, incarceration of a family member, neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, grief, emotional health concerns, low income, and more.

The Azalea Project

Provide information to pregnant women in accessing health care and other needed services; provide support and advocacy through outreach services for high risk women; provide substance abuse prevention and intervention information; educate women on safe sex practices and how to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases; provide home visitation and referral services to assist families impacted by substance abuse.

Thursday’s Child

Helping children who are abused, missing, exploited, anorexic, bulimic, suicidal, cutters, runaways, victims of date rape, substance abuse, bullying and those otherwise endangered.

If You Have Questions Regarding Your Rights as a Survivor of Rape or Violent Crime

Please contact Clifton Law Office, you can reach me at my contact page online or call me directly at 904-209-4883.

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