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  • Read about RTS' Services During COVID-19

    Dear RTS Community,

    I hope your family and loved ones are healthy and well amid these strange and unprecedented times we find ourselves in.

    Throughout the past year most of us have been bombarded with emails, news, and regular updates regarding COVID-19 and I don't want to add to the anxiety any of you may be experiencing. I do, however, want to let our community know how we continue to support sexual assault survivors.

    We are following the recommended health guidelines and the shelter-in-place orders and staff are working remotely from our homes. Calls for crisis intervention and accompaniments will be performed via telephone and we will follow up with survivors to make sure they are getting the support they need remotely. Volunteers will continue to staff our crisis line and, as always, it is available 24/7: 650-692-7273 (RAPE).

    Our community makes our work possible. We are grateful for this and send our best to you and your family.

    Best,
    Emily Abrams
    Executive Director

Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo County strives to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse. Informed by our understanding of traumatic experiences and cycles of violence, we facilitate healing and the prevention of violence through the provision of counseling, advocacy, and education. We promote and adopt policies, practices, and the social values rooted in fairness, equity and inclusiveness.

Our programs include:

  • (650) 692- RAPE (7273) – RTS provides a free, 24-hour, confidential crisis line for anyone who has been hurt by sexual violence.

  • Counselors are available to support and accompany survivors through dealing with hospital medical legal exams, law enforcement, and the judicial system.

  • To help survivors through the healing process, RTS provides individual counseling as well as support groups for survivors and loved ones.

  • RTS educators focus on preventing violence throughout San Mateo County through educational workshops in schools, community settings, and professional agencies.

  • RTS provides direct services to address the multiple healing needs of child survivors of sexual trauma.

  • RTS provides trauma-informed sexual assault services to women veterans living in San Mateo County.

  • RTS provides all of our services in Spanish with linguistic and cultural competence. Our bilingual multicultural staff and volunteers provide services with sensitivity of the unique experiences of Latina and Latino survivors and their loved ones, as well as the Latino/Latina immigrant community.