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Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline

By: Tidewater MHS Staff

In support of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Programs, the DoD Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one specialized support and information, and is confidential, anonymous and secure. Safe Helpline services are available worldwide, 24/7 — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere. Safe Helpline launched in February 2011 in order to support existing sexual assault prevention and response services. Aimed to provide crisis response, information, and to connect survivors to needed resources, while simultaneously building confidence in the reporting process. When survivors are ready, Safe Helpline staff will connect them to a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA). For more information go to