The Partnership’s Rape Crisis Center provides healing to victims of rape and sexual assault. The Partnership staff offers confidential quality care at no cost to the victim. The devoted nurses and advocates will help victims by attending to physical, emotional and educational needs.
Nurses can provide forensic medical examination and other medical screenings to determine if further treatment is recommended. Evidence collected is stored and protected for prosecution. Victims are not required to report to law enforcement as a condition of receiving services. As a part of the forensic medical exam, nurses can offer medications to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases (infections).
Sexual Assault Advocates are available to provide crisis counseling, legal advocacy, court advocacy, follow-up case management and resource referrals. All services are confidential and at no cost to the victims.
The Rape Crisis Center coordinates a Sexual Assault Response Team that meets monthly to discuss new and ongoing cases of sexual assault and human trafficking utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to improve service delivery, investigation, arrest and prosecution of sexual assault cases. The multidisciplinary team consist of members of the District Attorney’s office, several law enforcement jurisdictions in Hamilton County, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, Homeland Security, and Partnership’s Rape Crisis Center.
CRISIS HOTLINE - 423.755.2700 Available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Completely Confidential.
An on-call 24/7 Advocate will meet the victim in a safe, comfortable environment.
Specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners provide forensic exams in a secure, private setting. A private shower and fresh clothing is available after the exam.
Community members wishing to find out more about how they can help victims of sexual assault can call (423) 755-2822. Volunteer your time, donate needed items, or make a financial contribution to help the Partnership help others.
Partnership’s dedicated staff provides an assessment of the current needs of the individual to create a plan for services which may include counseling, legal advocacy, court advocacy, housing and employment services to assist in their recovery. Immigration referrals and services are available to victims of human trafficking who are foreign born.
Human Trafficking victims may access all services available through the Family Violence Center and the Rape Crisis Center. We work closely with local law enforcement, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland security to ensure confidentiality and improve service delivery, investigation, arrest and prosecution of the case.
Founded by the Partnership for Families, Children & Adults and Second Life of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking is comprised of area social service providers, mental health providers, medical providers, community and faith based organizations, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies who work together to combat sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Greater Chattanooga area.
Mission and Vision: A community unified in the response to and prevention of human trafficking in all forms.
Values: Human dignity and justice for all.
Raise overall awareness about the issue of human trafficking.
Facilitate training and equipping of first responders to human trafficking.
Collaborate in the restoration of victims of human trafficking.
Awareness: Implementation of programs and activities to support the mission of CCAHT.
Social Services: The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults providing comprehensive, wrap-around services to victims of human trafficking.
Enforcement: Closed group partnership of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that combat human trafficking.
Your role in The Coalition: If you are interested in becoming a part of the Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking, please complete and submit this form.
Please attend our next CCAHT meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Development Resource Center, 1250 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37402.