Victim Services And Rape Crisis Center

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24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline - 352-264-6760

Toll Free 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline - 866-252-5439


About Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
About Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center

​Almost all of us, at some time in our lives will be touched by crime, through the loss of a loved one or as a victim ourselves. People who have survived an act of violence or the death of a loved one that is painful emotionally and physically may experience a full range of reactions. The Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center provides services to survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual violence and personal injury crimes. Established in the Gainesville/Alachua County community for more than 36 years, the program is available to support and assist anyone who is a victim or survivor of violence.

Originally, providing primarily traditional core services such as criminal justice accompaniment, crisis intervention and assistance with victim compensation the County's Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center is the cornerstone of victim services in the Gainesville/Alachua County community. The program has received statewide and national recognition for providing creative and non-traditional services for victims of violence, such as a computer workstation to provide internet access to employment opportunities and tutorial software for writing a resume and managing finances, etc.

If you choose not to contact our program or utilize our services, we wish you the best. If you decide to contact us, we are only a phone call away, (352) 264-6760; 24 hours a day, we welcome your call.


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Serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties
Serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties

​Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center is the certified Rape Crisis Center for Alachua, Bradford and Union counties.  This means that survivors of sexual violence in Bradford and Union counties can access many of the same free, confidential services we provide in Alachua County, including 24/7 emergency outreach, face-to-face counseling, restraining order assistance, and criminal justice support and advocacy. 

For more information, call our 24 hour helpline at (352) 264-6760, or contact our Bradford and Union County Outreach Advocate Cassie Moore directly at (352) 264-6712.

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Report Rape Anonymously Online
Report Rape Anonymously Online

Survivors of rape can make an anonymous report with the Gainesville Police Department through the website:

www.ReportRapeGainesville.org

We applaud the Gainesville Police Department for creating a secure website allowing survivors of rape to share information anonymously. The information will be kept confidential, and survivors have the option to share as many or as few details as they are comfortable providing. For example, the survivor does not have to identify herself or himself. Most importantly, we encourage all survivors to seek medical assistance and support services.

Counselors are available on our 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline at (352) 264-6760 or toll free at (866) 252-5439 to speak with you.

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Support for LGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence
Support for LGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence

We at Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center are passionate about providing a variety of LGBTQ+ competent services for survivors of violence. As well as our traditional services like one-on-one counseling, criminal justice advocacy, and assistance filing injunctions, our office offers a support group specifically for LGBTQ+ identified survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. We also ensure that all support groups are inclusive to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors. In addition, our office provides free educational trainings and presentation to help our community better serve and support LGBTQ+ survivors.

For a sample of our work, take a look at our webinar Trauma Informed Care with LGBTQ Victims of Sexual Violence, which our advocates presented at the request of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence to educate advocates statewide.

For more information about our LGBTQ+ Support Group, contact Jennifer Heard at (352) 264-6737, or jheard@alachuacounty.us. For more information about our services or to request a presentation, please contact our 24-hour helpline at (352) 264-6760.

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Visit Us On Facebook
Visit Us On Facebook

Visit Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center on Facebook to keep up with the most current information on our program services, upcoming support groups, and community outreach events, as well as educational readings and helpful resources for victims and the community at large.  

Click here to visit the Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/acvsrcc

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Vision Statement
Vision Statement

​Promote awareness, encourage empowerment and support healing by providing services to victims and survivors of crime with respect, compassion and dignity.​

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Goals
Goals
  • ​Increase the awareness of services offered to the community
  • Improve the quality of customer service, while treating all clients with respect, dignity and compassion
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of services to the community
  • Implement services to meet non-traditional needs
  • Expand services to under-served communities​ 
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If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.

Contact​​​​​​​​​​

  • Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
  • Main Office @John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6760
  • Fax: 352-264-6774
  • TDD/TTY: 352-955-2449
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM, some services available 24/7.
  • Laura Kalt
  • VSRCC Director
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6760
  • Fax: 352-264-6774
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-252-5439
  • 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline
  • Phone: 352-264-6760
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Toll free 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline
  • Phone: 866-252-5439
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Bradford County Outreach Office
  • 403 Georgia Street
  • Starke, FL 32091
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Hours vary, please call 24/7 helpline for more information.
  • Union County Outreach Office
  • 410 W Main Street
  • Lake Butler, FL 32054
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Hours vary, please call 24/7 helpline for more information.

Mission Statement

  • To support survivors on their journey to reclaiming their personal power in the aftermath of a crime.
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