About

At SFWAR we believe we can end rape by responding as a whole community.

SFWAR is a women of color led, volunteer-based organization that has provided rape crisis services to survivors of sexual assault for 35 years.

Our free and confidential services include:

24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Rape crisis counselors are available 24 hours/day to offer support, information and resources for survivors of rape and sexual assault, friends, family members and others. Counselors are also trained in areas such as sexual harassment, incest, child sexual assault, same-sex sexual assault, domestic violence, ritual abuse, suicide prevention, male survivors and stalking. SFWAR's crisis hotline is (415) 647-RAPE.

Counseling & Support Groups
Through our Counseling Services, SFWAR provides peer support services to sexual assault survivors, their families and friends to facilitate individual and community healing from sexual assault. Hotline Counselors respond to calls on the 24-hour hotline, providing emotional support, information and referrals in English and other languages. In-Person Counselors provide individual short-term peer counseling to survivors, their families and friends. SFWAR counselors offer 8-week support groups several times a year.

Legal Advocacy
SFWAR Advocates act as a link between medical, legal and social service systems, advocating on behalf of survivors to ensure their rights are respected and needs are addressed. We provide legal advocacy and accompaniment for survivors and social service advocacy and accompaniment to survivors.

Medical Accompaniment & Advocacy
SFWAR Advocates act as a link between medical, legal and social service systems, advocating on behalf of survivors to ensure their rights are respected and needs are addressed. Advocates provide medical advocacy and accompaniment for survivors seeking medical services at San Francisco General Hospital.

Case Management
SFWAR offers comprehensive case management services, including mental health referrals, help finding and obtaining access to services, assistance locating safe housing, and managing other psychosocial needs.

As the primary provider of rape crisis services in San Francisco, we also offer support to friends and families of survivors and provide expert advice, training, and assistance to healthcare workers, medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers and other professionals throughout the city. Our prevention programs have reached young people in classrooms in schools serving every area of San Francisco, and provided information and resources to people of all ages through community programs, social services, and numerous community events. All our services are confidential and free of charge.

1. Together, as community, we can end rape.