Sexual Violence Services

Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) offers a variety of services to those experiencing sexual violence, including hospital, police, and court accompaniments, as well as advocacy, counseling, and safety planning. If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual violence and needs to talk, our hotline is a free 24-hour phone service that will pair you with a SERV Advocate. You can also speak with us online by leaving a message in the chat feature.

24/7 Hotline

Our team of Sexual Violence Advocates are available to support victims and survivors of sexual violence 24/7 with phone counseling, referrals, and information through SERV's hotlines. All calls are free and confidential.  

To reach our team of certified advocates, contact:

  • Camden & Gloucester Counties: 1-866-295-SERV (7378) 
  • Cumberland County: 1-800-225-0196
Crisis Intervention

SERV provides immediate counsel to those going through a time of crisis related to sexual violence. If you are in a sexual violence related crisis, please call one of our hotlines and an advocate will be there to assist you. 

  • Camden & Gloucester Counties: 1-866-295-SERV (7378) 
  • Cumberland County: 1-800-225-0196 
Counseling

SERV offers counseling services to help survivors' process trauma, increase healthy coping strategies, and create support systems. 

Counseling services are available for victims and survivors of sexual violence and non-offending significant others. 

Services are offered to all ages, and are available in both English and Spanish 

Individual counseling services are available Monday through Saturday, day or evening appointments. 

Our clients encompass all ages, socio-economic levels, disabilities, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Advocacy

Our trained advocates provide emotional support, maintain confidentiality, safety planning, and inform the survivor of all the processes, options, and available resources. 

Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates can be contact through the SERV hotlines and will accompany victims of sexual violence to hospitals, police stations, and courts proceedings. Additionally, advocates help the victim access services related to sexual violence recovery.

Legal Advocacy

Navigating through the legal system can be an intimidating experience. Advocates provide information about options, offer support and accompany survivors through court proceedings. 

We provide: 

  • Accompaniment to court 
  • Information about domestic violence law 
  • Support throughout legal proceedings 
  • Advocacy with law enforcement, court personnel and legal services 
  • Legal clinics and free consultations conducted by volunteer attorneys 

Although court advocates cannot provide legal advice or representation for clients in civil and criminal cases, advocates can connect clients with legal services. SERV works with Legal Services of Southern Jersey (Link the title to http://www.lsnj.org/sjls/) to provide free legal advice and representation in victims of sexual assault.

Accompaniments to the Hospital

Our Sexual Violence Advocates will be with victims every step of the way, including accompaniments to the hospital following an assault. They will help victims understand what to expect during their exam and act as a support system following their visit. The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Kit – formally known as The Rape Kit – is a tool that medical staff use to collect evidence and learn how to best care for the victim in the aftermath of a sexual assault. Click on the links below to learn more about The SAFE Kit process.

WARNING: The articles may contain graphic descriptions of the process.

Support Groups

SERV offers ongoing support groups to survivors and can help connect survivors with other support groups within the community. 

Weekly group counseling available for adult victims of sexual violence.

Sexual Violence Support Group Topics