Take immediate action:
Don't shower, bathe or douche. Go immediately to
any emergency room.
Some of your clothing may be needed for
evidence. Bring clothing, or have someone bring it to you.
Participate in a full rape exam.
Be sure to get there within 12 to 24 hours if
you think a date rape drug may have been used.
Talk to hospital staff about whether you need
any tests for any diseases, or should take any medicine as a precaution. If you
are concerned about pregnancy from the assault, discuss this with the ER staff.
A WCA Omaha staff or volunteer advocate is
available to meet you at the hospital for emotional support and to be with you
as you talk to emergency room staff and police officers.
Ask a nurse to help you call the WCA Omaha 24‐hour
Talk to people to help you recover ‐
stress syndrome can occur after a rape.
The WCA Omaha 24‐hour hotline, 345‐7273,
is always available and totally confidential.
Groups where you can talk with other victims and
counselors are available, too.
If you are afraid to be in your home or afraid
the rapist may attack you again, a WCA Omaha advocate can help you develop a
personal safety plan.
Protection Orders are available if someone
stalks you ‐ follows you in person or threatens you by phone,
etc. A WCA Omaha advocate can help you apply.