Providing support for victims of Sexual Assault
If you have been sexually assaulted or raped, YWCA Oklahoma City can help you receive a free forensic exam by a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and free medication. Our trained advocates and nurses will also help answer any questions you have about reporting your assault to law enforcement. We offer these services 24-hours a day by calling our hotline at (405) 943-7273.
The YWCA provides an array of services to help the primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault regain control over their lives. From responding to calls on our 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline, to hospital advocacy and follow-up counseling, the YWCA is meeting the needs of hundreds of sexual assault survivors each year. We also serve as a resource center to the community by offering information, speakers, and referrals
The YWCA Hospital Advocates are on-call 24-hours per day to provide emotional support, advocacy and crisis counseling to sexual assault survivors at hospital, police stations and throughout the legal system. The Hospital Advocacy team is comprised of both staff and volunteers. Training is offered several times a year to those who want to volunteer. For more information on Hospital Advocates, please contact Yvonne Sharp at email@example.com.
SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)
The YWCA SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program is a collaboration with Metro Area law enforcement, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, Midwest Regional Medical Center, Integris Southwest Medical Center, Integris Baptist Medical Center, YWCA Hospital Advocates and volunteer nurses with specialized SANE training. YWCA SANE are trained in the proper collection, preservation, and documentation of evidence. They offer a unique contribution to forensic investigators by providing a comprehensive, objective physical examination for victims of sexual assault. The collaborative efforts of the all the agencies involved in the program ensure the evidence is collected without re-traumatizing the victims.
This 40 hour course will provide education to healthcare providers who interact with victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence in a multi-disciplinary response team and address the forensic medical examination. Students are required to have at least one year of clinical experience prior to enrolling in the course. The cost for this course is $375 and will provide continuing education credits.
For more information and training schedule on the SANE Program, please contact Amanda Kemp.
The next SANE Training dates are:
March 1st-3rd, & 9th-10 from 8:00am-5:30pm
If you would like to sign up for SANE Training please click here.
You will receive additional information, including an agenda, in an email before SANE training begins.
If you need additional information or have any further questions please email Amanda Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refunds will be made via check, less agency fees, after submitting a written request to the YWCA one week prior to training start date.
* Please note: Volunteer status is dependent upon several factors, not solely based on course and attendance.