All services provided by the Union County Rape Crisis Center are free of charge and are provided in a manner that preserves the victim's privacy and safeguards the victim's right to confidentiality pursuant to (N.J.S.A. 2A:84A-22.15). If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact us at (908) 233-7273.
- To better serve our diverse community, we have several bi-lingual CSVAs and have access to a translation service. Within our current group of advocates, we can assist in English and Spanish.
UCRCC operates a twenty-four (24) hour sexual assault crisis response and informational hotline. Via the 24 hour hotline, specially trained Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates (CSVAs) provide emotional support, crisis counseling, advocacy, and information.
As members of Union County's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), if requested by the survivor, our CSVAs can provide in-person accompaniment to medical proceedings (i.e. sexual assault forensic examinations) and law enforcement interviews (i.e. filing a police report or making a statement with the police, legal meetings, and/or court proceedings, including but not limited to civil protective/restraining order hearings).
Multi-agency service referrals are also available for survivors and family members seeking medical, legal and/or financial information, as well as other community resources.
The UCRCC offers free, confidential, trauma informed, short-term counseling to survivors of sexual violence and survivor’s non-offending significant others. Our goal is to help clients heal from issues stemming from the trauma of sexual violence, increase healthy coping strategies, and create support systems. Our licensed counselor is professionally trained and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored toward each survivor and their healing process.
A major objective of the UCRCC is to teach youth how to analyze and evaluate the way media shapes gender roles, impacts self-image, promotes or challenges social norms, and influences attitudes and behaviors though a curriculum entitled ‘Gender and Violence: How Media Shapes our Culture.’ This program is currently geared toward youth, but can be adapted for other groups.
Presentations are available for community-based organizations to further understanding and awareness of sexual violence. They can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization and can be conducted during non-traditional business hours.