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24-Hour Response

Strength United works to ensure that no one will be alone in a moment of crisis, not matter when it occurs. Learn more about our 24-hour resources and crisis response below.

24-Hour Support and Resource Telephone Line

24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week, 365 Days a Year
(818) 886-0453
(661) 253-0258
For those in immediate danger, call 911

Strength United is a trusted resource for individuals and families who have experienced rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse. Each year our trained and certified volunteer advocates and counselors respond to more than 1,300 calls helping those in need.

Our 24-Hour Support and Resource Telephone Line provides:

  • Information
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emotional Support
  • Guidance for Giving and Receiving Help
  • Referrals and Linkages to Community Resources   

Who should call:

  •  Individuals who have experienced recent or past
  • Child Maltreatment/Abuse
  • Rape or Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Abuse and/or Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Parents of abused children
  • Concerned Friends or Relatives
  • Professionals seeking information

24-Hour Sexual Assault Response Team

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a client-centered program that provides emergency response to reports of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. A team of trained and certified professionals provide services to individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, adults, parents, family members and friends.

The Sexual Assault Response Team consists of:

Center for Assault Treatment Services

Sexual assault nurse examiners conduct a complete and sensitive medical forensic examination that provides critical documentation of the assault and can include evidence collection. Nurse examiners also provide testimony for courts.

Law Enforcement

Police officers provide a professional and thorough investigation to develop a factual history of the assault.

Prosecutors

The District Attorney’s Office has established the Victim Impact Program (VIP) to handle cases of child abuse, sex crimes and family violence.  In those cases where prosecution will be pursued, a specially trained Deputy District Attorney handles each case from beginning to end. 

Strength United Advocates and Counselors

Trained and certified volunteer advocates and counselors provide information, emotional support, answer questions, connect individuals and families to resources, and facilitate the journey through the emotional, medical and legal aftermath of the assault/abuse.

Additional members of SART might include health care providers, detectives, forensic scientists and prosecuting attorneys.

To learn more about SART, call our 24-Hour Support and Referral Line:
818-886-0453
661-253-0258 
For those in immediate danger, call 911.