Metro Centers for Community Advocacy: 504-837-5400 (24/7 hotline)
Metro provides support to victims of sexual violence for those in New Orleans but also the surrounding areas of Jefferson, St. Tammany, and River Parishes. Metro staff and volunteers are trained in crisis intervention and can offer limited placement in emergency shelters and make appropriate referrals. Metro has a staff attorney available to assist clients who have suffered domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and /or stalking with determining the appropriateness of seeking an Order of Protection through the civil judicial system. The staff attorney assists clients in filing the Petition for Protection from Abuse and the Temporary Restraining Order and provides support and representation at court hearings.
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response: 855-437-STAR (24/7 hotline)
STAR provides support primarily to survivors of sexual assault. Advocacy, counseling and legal services are available to survivors aged 12 and older at no cost, and are intended to assist you at any stage of your healing. Their staff create a safe, supportive, confidential environment where survivors of any race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, class or sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.
University Medical Center
University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) provides trauma-informed care in a safe environment after an assault, including FREE forensic medical examination. 24/7 Forensic Services are provided at UMCNO for ages 15 & up by specially trained forensic nurses. The Forensic Program is located at University Medical Center New Orleans in the Emergency Department. To access service, please come to the 2nd Floor of the Emergency Department and request a forensic consult. Tulane students may call the Student Affairs Professional on Call (SAPOC) for a ride to UMC and/or a professional staff member to accompany him/her.
Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
Women adult sexual assault victims 18 and older can be seen at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital by OBGYN doctors from Tulane-Lakeside Hospital that are on call 24 hours a day. The doctors can collect forensic evidence, offer information about legal and medical options, provide STI screening as well as STI and pregnancy prevention medication, evaluate for injuries and illnesses, and provide referrals for follow up care.