All Hope Harbor services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL to all individuals impacted by sexual violence regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, familial status or language spoken. If you have been impacted by sexual violence, WE WANT TO HELP!
COVID19 UPDATE: As COVID19 pandemic becomes more manageable through available vaccines, Hope Harbor services are transitioning back to pre-pandemic life. Counseling clients are being served via phone or video with some in-person options prioritized for children and adults with needed accommodations. Emergency advocacy is being provided in our area hospitals. Our 24/7 support hotline is still, and always will be, available:
A Sexual Trauma Recovery Center
Hope Harbor’s mission is to empower and support anyone impacted by sexual trauma. We are committed to our community to affect social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence, advocate for the rights of survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and provide specialized treatment interventions. Hope Harbor is a non-profit crisis counseling center that provides one-of-a-kind services to victims of sexual assault and their families and friends.
These services are available to residents in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren Counties in Kentucky. The main office is in Bowling Green with satellite offices for additional counseling services located in Glasgow, Franklin, and Russellville.
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In 1985, two survivors got together to offer free, confidential services to survivors of sexual assault. With a 24/7 crisis support line and emergency advocacy, volunteers created Rape Crisis and Prevention Center. Fast forward, they got a building of their own at 913 Broadway Ave and changed the name to Hope Harbor, the services expanded to providing counseling, legal advocacy, and community education programs. We are reminded every day the need for the free services provided by Hope Harbor to survivors of sexual assault, their loved ones, and our community at large. Starting this September, we ask for your continued support in our work to offer help and end sexual violence. It is only because of a community that will not accept violence as the norm that we are able to keep up with the demand for our services.
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An on-call advocate quickly responds to a hospital or legal law enforcement agency, providing important information and critical support to a victim during a medical examination and/or legal interview. This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
With the help of counseling, a victim has the opportunity to become a survivor. Counseling sessions are strictly confidential and tailored to each individual. Family members and significant others are also invited to receive counseling in an effort to support the victim. Individual, family, and group counseling is available.
Education and Prevention
Programs are available for schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and others. Programs are appropriate for preschool age and up. Topics include: body safety, self-esteem, sexual harassment, dating violence, rape awareness, sexual violence prevention, and more.
At the request of the victim, a Hope Harbor’s legal advocate provides information about the legal system, and may accompany the victim to the trial and/or any legal meeting with law enforcement officials, attorneys, etc.
The mission of Hope Harbor is to empower and support anyone impacted by sexual trauma. Your donation will help continue to enhance and improve our services including crisis intervention, counseling, and education and prevention.
There are a variety of ways to volunteer and get involved with Hope Harbor including direct and indirect service, fundraising, gardening, and Board of Director membership. For volunteer opportunities, please call (270) 782-5014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling Green913 Broadway Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 782-5014
Glasgow134 North Race Street
Glasgow, KY 42141 (270) 659-3033
Russellville252 North Main Street
Russellville, KY 42276 (270) 221-8880
Franklin1112 South Main Street, Suite 3
Franklin, KY 42134 (270) 598-1800