Mission statement

The mission of the Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner’s Program (WC SAFE) is to provide comprehensive and compassionate medical-forensic care to Wayne County survivors of sexual assault in a timely manner with immediate crisis advocacy, follow-up care & counseling, and provision of expert witness testimony.

By providing choices of these services in a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere, with specially trained staff and at no cost to the patient – we focus on re-empowering our survivors in order to begin the healing the process, and in addition, work to end Sexual Assault in our community.

1 is 2 Many PSA

Statistics

- Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted
- One out of every six American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime
- Approximately 66% of rape victims know their assailants
- Almost 2.78 million American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED...

Preserve evidence of the assault:
- Don't bathe or brush your hair or teeth. Don't eat or drink anything.
- Write down all the details you can recall about the assault and the attacker. 
- Get medical attention.
- If you are ready to — report the rape to law enforcement authorities.
- REMEMBER IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT!
- Recognize that healing takes time, know that it's never too late to call.

Medical Forensic Services

Medical-forensic examinations performed in a confidential and quiet environment, by specially trained medical staff at no cost to the patient.  Call the crisis pager for immediate attention.

Crisis Intervention

Specially trained advocates will provide supportive services at our clinic sites. The advocacy staff is available to provide support, options and to answer any questions you may have.

Counseling

Counseling services are FREE and are offered between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Evening appointments as needed. Please contact the business line to set up an appointment.