If you have been assaulted:
  • REMEMBER IT WASN’T YOUR FAULT!
  • 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.
  • Recognize that healing takes time, know that it’s never too late to call.
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.

quoteWhen you’re at the bottom, there’s no place to go, but up. I was able to define rape and not let rape define me with the help of WC SAFE. — Anonymous

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Medical Forensic Services

Medical-forensic exams performed in a confidential and quiet environment, by trauma-informed, specially trained medical staff at no cost to the patient.

Services are provided to all ages, within the first 120 hours post assault. Call the crisis pager for immediate attention. 313-430-8000

Crisis Intervention

Advocates are available 24/7 to provide immediate crisis intervention and support at our clinic sites. Specially trained advocate will accompany the Forensic Examiner to the clinic site and is available to provide immediate support, information, resources and referrals to survivors and their families.

Advocacy

Advocacy services may include assisting a survivor or their family with navigating government, criminal justice or community-based systems. This may include assistance with filing Crime Victim Compensation claims, court accompaniment or assistance with obtaining a personal protection order.

Human Trafficking

If you think you have been trafficked, or know someone you think may be involved in Human Trafficking… we can help. Please call the office or crisis pager to speak to someone.

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Counseling

Counseling services at Wayne County SAFE are provided by a team of multifaceted professionals and are centered on empowerment and compassion toward survivors.

Our specially trained, trauma-informed staff provides both individual and group supportive counseling to survivors of sexual assault, as well as their supportive loved ones. All services provided by Wayne County SAFE are free and confidential. To schedule an appt, call 313-964-9701 M-F 9a-5p

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quoteYou can’t change what happened yesterday but you can always fix tomorrow. WC SAFE has made me believe that. — Anonymous

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