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Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center is a rape crisis center serving:

DeWitt, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, & Shelby Counties

24/7 Hotline: 217-428-0770


What are my options if I have been sexually assaulted?

If you have experienced sexual violence, consider doing the following:

Go to a safe place

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Help will come to you.

Call Growing Strong

Our Sexual Assault Support Advocates are available to assist survivors 24/7 through our hotline. Call 217-428-0770 for immediate support and guidance. We can help you think through your options.

Seek Medical Care Immediately

Sexual assault is a medical emergency. Illinois state law assures that survivors will not face out-of-pocket costs for emergency treatment. In Decatur, Decatur Memorial Hospital is authorized to treat sexual assault survivors. If possible, try not to bathe, change clothes, or otherwise clean up yourself or your surroundings – preserving evidence preserves your options!