New Beginnings is here to help men, women and children rise above sexual victimization.
The New Beginnings Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, every day. If you need information, just want to talk, or need emergency crisis assistance, please do not hesitate to call.
If you are in Kentucky but not our service area of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties, please visit the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs.
If you are outside Kentucky, please call 800-656-4673 (HOPE)
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis and has more than four million conversations to date.
What To Do
If you or someone you know has been recently sexually assaulted, seek safety, medical attention and support.
Safety is the priority. If the victim is in danger, call 911.
Kentucky State Police emergency number: 1-800-222-5555
Medical attention should be given as soon as possible for proper treatment and collection of evidence. Medical professionals will care for physical injuries and test for sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to AVOID BATHING and NOT CHANGE CLOTHES, BRUSH TEETH, USE THE RESTROOM, EAT, or DRINK until evidence has been collected.
Offer the victim as much support as he/she would like. Recommend counseling to begin the healing process. New Beginnings offers counseling services that are free and confidential.