RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Office: 210 349-7273;
Toll free crisis line: 1 800 656-hope (4673).
This national sexual assault hotline will inform the caller of the Rape Crisis Center closest to her/him.
Rape Crisis of NC-REAL
Toll free Crisis Line-800-273-8255
New Hope of McDowell
Crisis Line 828-652-6150
New HOPE of McDowell, formerly Family Services of McDowell County, Inc., has been providing services to victims, survivors and their families in McDowell County, NC since 1983. For over 30 years, the agency has provided crisis services, community education, and programs that focus on the issues that domestic violence and sexual assault create within our community.
Family Services of McDowell County Confidential 24-hour hotline: 828-652-6150.
Adminstrative Line 828-652-8538
McDowell’s refuge for victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and incest in families and relationships, providing emergency shelter, empowerment and prevention, weekly support group, counseling, assistance filing restraining orders (50-B), court advocacy, legal referrals,
community education. Emergency contraception must be sought at the hospital ER or Health Department.
McDowell Hospital Emergency Room 430 Rankin Drive, Marion, NC 28752 Ph: 828-659-5000; www.mcdhospital.org When a woman or teenage girl/boy comes into the ER having been raped or sexually assaulted, tests for STDs are administered. Antibiotics will be given if positive. Pregnancy tests are administered too. Emergency Contraception (EC) is also offered.
Mitchell County Safe Place P.O. Box 544, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 Ph: 828 385-1716; Hot line: 828 765-4044. Answered by a live person 24/7. Safe Place is a domestic violence shelter offering rape and sexual assault counselors, hospital accompaniment, law enforcement involvement, court and legal support, peer group therapy, referral to a therapist, planning for the future.
Options, Inc. PO Box 2512, Morganton, NC 28655
24 hour crisis line:
Options is a shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and incest. It empowers them to press charges and break the cycles of abuse and economic dependence. It offers court advocacy, individual and group therapy. Residents from outside Burke County need a referral from an agency or shelter in their own county.