June 3, 2021
Sexual Assault Services (SAS) continues to update service provision in light of the ongoing health risks and limitations necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety of staff, volunteers, and clients remains our top priority, while recognizing that many of the services we provide to the community are essential.
Our 24-hour Crisis Line (262-637-7233) continues to be available to anyone who has a question or concern or needs to be referred to services. SAS staff are all fully vaccinated and have returned to our offices. An advocate can typically be reached by calling 262-619-1634 Monday through Friday, but if you need to reach a particular staff member, the most reliable way to do so is still through individual email addresses listed here.
We continue to make every effort to offer as many services as possible in a virtual format to accommodate clients who cannot or wish not to come to the office in person. If you are visiting one of our offices in person, we ask that you wear a face covering when entering and exiting the building. Fully vaccinated clients may remove their face coverings during appointments. We ask that unvaccinated clients wear their face coverings for the duration of their appointments. If you do not have a face covering, SAS can provide you with a disposable mask - just ask your advocate. In addition, we are asking all in-person clients to sign a COVID-19 Liability Waiver, and staff are asking COVID-19 Screening Questions at every appointment with unvaccinated clients. These documents are available online and linked below for you to preview.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and continual support as we navigate the constantly changing conditions of this pandemic. We will continue to modify and adapt services as necessary in order to provide the best possible care for our community. Stay safe and healthy!
On July 1, 2021, Sexual Assault Services will begin operating as the independent nonprofit, BeLEAF Survivors. Same competent, compassionate services. New name. Bookmark our new website now and watch that space for additional information coming soon!
Sexual Assault Services seeks to provide a safe and compassionate environment to help promote the healing of sexual assault survivors and their support people.
Servicios para Victimas de Violencia Sexual intenta proporcionarle a sobrevivientes de la violencia y el abuso sexual y a sus seres quierdos un ambiente seguro y compasivo para prover la recuperación.
SAS was established with one half-time position in 1999. In 2003, SAS opened our Rural Outreach office in Love, Inc., which allowed us to expand our services in Western Racine County. Today, SAS has seven staff members and two Volunteer Advocate teams (one in Racine and one in Burlington).