Assault Survivor Kits®

Dignity and compassion after a violent attack

Victims of sexual assault and domestic violence are asked to surrender their clothing as evidence in the emergency room. Assault Survivor Kits offer more than a fresh set of clothes; they offer dignity to survivors. Assistance League serves those in crisis in eight local hospitals.

Knowing that someone cares gives victims the courage to move on

“I work in the emergency department at Providence Portland Medical Center and I’m one of the nurses that helps to manage our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. I came into my office today to discover your wonderful gift. I wanted to offer my sincere thanks for the kind donation of clothing to our patients who have been assaulted. These are generally vulnerable, at-risk people who often have to choose between keeping the few items of clothing they have and being able to submit these items for evidence testing. Our ability to offer them clothes in return makes that decision much easier. Anything our SANEs can do to make these patients more comfortable at such a difficult time is very much appreciated. The thoughtfulness and compassion that you obviously put into each of those bags is evident. I am so grateful for your organization’s kindness.”

– Julie Freeman, RN, BScN, CEN, SANE-OR
Associate Nurse Manager
PPMC – Emergency Department

Assault Survivor Kits are distributed through:

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
OHSU Hospital
Providence Milwaukee Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center
Tuality Community Hospital

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