Counseling involves one-on-one sessions with a
SAC counselor over the course of three to six months.
Counseling is available for both survivors of sexual assault as well
as friends and family of survivors who often experience their own
overwhelming reactions to the rape. SAC counselors can also
serve as advocates and support at the hospital, during interviews
with police, or in the court systems for those who decide to press
charges against their attackers.
Some things to be aware of:
It's normal to feel scared, especially in the
beginning. Remember, you have the choice to tell your
counselor as much or as little as you're comfortable
- Depending on your age, a parental consent
form may need to be signed after the first session or before
participating in support groups.
The person you contact at The
Listening Ear will ask for your name, phone number, and whether or
not the SAC counselor can leave a message. We will
not tell people who answer your phone why
we are calling unless you give permission.
If you are interested in seeing a SAC
counselor, please call the Listening Ear at (517)
SAC is dedicated not only to helping survivors
of sexual assault, but also to education and prevention. For
this reason, we offer free community education for any and all
interested groups. There are two ways to arrange for a SAC
speaker to come to your classroom, meeting, or event.
1. Call The Listening Ear
at (517) 337-1717 and tell the volunteer on shift that
you're interested in a SAC presentation. The volunteer will take your
name and number, as well as any information you care to give
about your group, and a SAC volunteer will return your
call to set up the presentation.
2. If you prefer, you can e-mail your
Please contact us at least 2-3 weeks in advance
of your event.