If you have been sexually assaulted you may call our crisis line any time for help.

 Call (812) 336-0846

It is not your fault. You are not alone. We believe you.

 

Sexual Violence is any unwanted, non-consensual sexual contact or behavior. Middle Way House supports survivors of sexual violence, and we are here for you 24/7/365. 

All conversations are confidential and based on the model of empowerment that is used in all Middle Way House programs.

 

Our sexual assault services include:

 

Advocacy, “On-scene Advocates”

If you have experienced sexual violence,  our advocates are here to support you both over the phone and in person. To request to speak with a sexual violence advocate please call the crisis line at 812-336-0846
  • Over the phone: Our advocates, are available 24/7/365 to discuss, process, and support people who have experienced sexual violence, or know someone who has experienced sexual violence. This includes but is not limited to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex trafficking. In addition to this support, advocates can help connect you with community resources, develop safety plans, and provide you with information regarding your options. 
  • In Person: Our advocates can meet with you at the hospital, police station, Middle Way House, and the clerks office. Our OSAs can help you navigate the various different agencies you may work with post-assault, provide emotional support, and connect you with community resources. These advocates are also available 24/7/365.
 

Support Group 

Middle Way House offers a support group to people who have experienced sexual violence of any kind. This group is ongoing, and you can request to join at anytime. The group is facilitated by two crisis intervention staff, but the topics and focus areas are led by participants’ needs and desires. Anyone may apply to attend sexual assault support group by contacting the Crisis Line and requesting to get in contact with the facilitators. Facilitators review all support group requests and each person approved is contacted individually.
 

Walk-In Services

You can walk into Middle Way House at anytime and request to speak with a sexual violence advocate. Someone will always be available to meet with you.  ‘

 

Legal Advocacy

The Middle Way House Legal Advocate Program provides legal advocates who work directly with sexual assault victims. Legal advocates assist clients in protective orders, and make referrals to Middle Way House services and community resources. If a sexual assault survivor is involved in the legal system, legal advocates and MWH trained legal program volunteers accompany victims to court hearings and case-related appointments to provide emotional support. Volunteers monitor court hearings and assist advocates as needed. Legal advocates do not tell survivors what to do or force them to make any decisions regarding their particular situation.

Legal advocate staff are well trained and experienced in providing safety planning and can discuss many of the technical, medical, and legal aspects that may be relevant after sexual assault or rape has occurred. Many victims of domestic violence experience sexual assault as a form of their abuse and MWH legal advocates are able to address the intersection of these issues.

Middle Way House Legal advocates coordinate services with the Protective Order Project, at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, which provides assistance with volunteer attorney back-up for persons seeking protective orders, and the Monroe County Clerks Office for victims who are self-petitioning.

Outside of Monroe County, legal advocates are available to assist people in Greene, Lawrence, Owen, Martin, and Morgan counties either over the phone or by clients visiting our Bloomington office location.

Outreach

Middle Way House’s Rape Crisis staff provide educational and awareness programming upon request. We are able to provide workshops, trainings, and presentations on topics relating to sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, rape culture, crisis intervention, consent, healthy relationships, and more. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about these
services. 

Facts:

 

Sexual violence is about power and control, not about sex.

 

Most survivors of sexual violence know their perpetrator. 

 

Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, abilities, can experience or perpetrate sexual violence.

 

Sexual violence is NOT the survivors fault. 

 

Silence is not consent.  

 

ALL of our services are completely confidential and free. 

 
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