What Do I Do If I Need Help?

  • Ensure your safety! Take all threats seriously. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
  • Get medical care as soon as possible for injuries, or if sexual assault occurs, for pregancy prevention or STD testing 

    Hendrick Medical Center/SANE
    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
    1900 Pine Street

    Abilene Regional Medical Cent
    6250 HWY 83/84
    Emergency Dept./Trauma Center

    Victim Crisis Hotline 24/7
    Regional Victims Crisis Center
  • Talk to the authorities about protective orders.
  • Contact a hotline for saftety planning. A sefety plan is not a safety guarantee, but it can help. (1-800-799-7233, National Domestic Violence Hotline.
  • Seek support from mental health professionals. Contact the Coordinator of Counseling Services, 325-793-4881.
  • Tell friends, professors, and others you trust about your situation and develop a plan for when you need help. Provide them pictures of the perpetrator.
  • Vary your daily schedule as much as you can and change your travel routes. Avoid being home alone when possible.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you put on social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram.
  • Keep proof of every incident and report them to law enforcement and campus authorities.
  • Keep evidence of the violence or stalking. When the offender follows you or contacts you, write down the time, date, and place. Obtain the names and addresses of witnesses; log everything related to the incidents in order to help with prosecution.
  • Keep all emails, Facebook/Twitter? Other social media posts, notes, phone, and text messages. Photograph anything of yours the offender damages and/or any injuries the perpetrator causes.