The S.A.F.E. Center needs your help!

20 06 2007

Please consider donating clothes to the S.A.F.E. Center –

Hello-

The SAFE Center is in desperate need of your help. As most of you know we have a clothes closet, located at the SAFE Center, for victims to wear clean clothes home after an exam. We typically keep the clothes closet stocked with shorts, pants, shirts, underwear, and socks. Our supply is running extremely low. If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate shorts, t-shirts, underwear, and/or flip flops, I know our clients would be eternally grateful. We need all ranges of sizes.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that could help us out. I really appreciate any assistance that you can provide. If you know of any other resources that could help with donation of clothes, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you again for your help.

To Contact the S.A.F.E. Center about making a donation:

follow this link:  Development/Donations
or call: 919-828-7501

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S.A.F.E Center
The purpose of the Sexual Assault Forensics Examination (S.A.F.E.) Center is:

To collect evidence that can be used to prosecute rape cases collected in a private, confidential and safe location by a certified forensic nurse examiner

To provide the opportunity for survivors of rape and sexual assault to access support services from an Interact counselor

To give law enforcement the opportunity to begin their investigation without delay

The S.A.F.E. Center at WakeMed offers evidence collection and counseling for survivors who are 14 and older. Certified forensic nurses, using state-of-the-art photographic equipment and standardized collection techniques, can collect evidence within 5 days of an assault.

The S.A.F.E. Center also has an exceptionally strong counseling component. This allows for the clients emotional and physical needs to be met immediately by trained professionals. Together the forensic nurses and counselors have a chance to build rapport and encourage continued medical and counseling services and enable law enforcement to take a report as soon as possible after the crime.

The S.A.F.E. Center provides survivors of sexual assault with safety, support and individualized attention at a location within the hospital but away from the hustle and bustle of the emergency department.

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