Who can call SASO's hotline?
SASO's hotline offers support to survivors of sexual violence, loved ones of survivors and professionals seeking information and resources.
Is the hotline confidential?
Our hotline is completely confidential.
SASO advocates are, however, mandatory reporters for sexual abuse involving individuals under the age of 18. If an advocate is given any identifying information of the potential victim or perpetrator, they are required to report it to Child Protective Services or Law Enforcement.
I do not want to report to the police. Can I still call?
SASO services are not just for survivors who choose to report. We respect your choice and are here to support you in whatever capacity you need, even if it is just to have someone to answer questions or listen to you.
What happens when I call?
Our answering service will take your call and notify an advocate to give you a call back as soon as possible. Our trained advocates come from all gender identities and are available to speak with you 24/7.
Reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and scary. Our advocates are here to help.