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If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted:

They should:

  • Get to a safe place
  • Call the SAVE Hotline (1-877-733-2273)
  • Seek medical attention

They should try not to:

  • Bathe, shower, or douche
  • Brush teeth or gargle
  • Change clothes
  • Urinate
  • Eat, drink, or smoke

(This is to preserve evidence, however, if they have done any of the above evidence may still be collected)

Si usted o alguien que conoce ha sido agredido sexualmente:

Ellos deberían:

  • Ir a un lugar seguro
  • Llamar a la línea directa SAVE (1-877-733-2273)
  • Buscar atención médica

Ellos deberían tratar de no:

  • Bañarse, ducharse o lavase la parte intima
  • Cepillarse los dientes o hacer gárgaras
  • Cambiarse de ropa
  • Orinar
  • Comer, beber o fumar

(Esto es para preservar la evidencia, sin embargo, si ha hecho algo de lo mencionado arriba, aún se puede recopilar evidencia)

SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) of Essex County is the state designated Sexual Violence Program for Essex County. We are a part of Essex County's Sexual Assault Team, which consists of Forensic Nurse Examiners, Law Enforcement, and SAVE's Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.

The Center has two goals: to provide direct services to survivors of sexual violence and their families and to work to prevent sexual violence through education and advocacy.

SAVE of Essex County provides direct services to survivors through our:

  • 24/7 Toll-Free Confidential Hotline – SAVE operates a confidential hotline staffed by trained Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our hotline (1-877-733-2273) provides information, support, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault and their families, friends, and significant others.


  • Medical and Legal Accompaniments – SAVE has a team of trained Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates who are available 24 hours a day to accompany survivors of sexual violence through any medical and legal procedures. Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates accompany survivors to hospitals, police precincts, and court rooms throughout Essex County.  They provide survivors with support,  information on their rights, and referrals for follow-up care. Survivors also receive a care package of necessary items to replace what the police take as evidence and to help them restore their dignity after an assault has occured.


  • Counseling – SAVE provides counseling services to survivors of sexual violence and their significant others. Counseling will be provided at no charge to survivors of sexual violence and their significant others if sexual violence is the presenting issue and disclosed at intake. For more information on the counseling program, please visit our counseling page or call 973-746-0800.


  • Prevention Education- The Center's team of educators provide prevention and outreach services throughout the county by visiting middle school, high schools, colleges, churches and synagogues, and community-based organizations to educate adolescents and adults about sexual violence risks and prevention.


In 2017, SAVE received the “Outstanding Non-profit” award by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce