Alachua County - Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

The Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center offers help to anyone who is a victim or survivor of violence. You do NOT have to report to law enforcement to receive help. Help is free and private.

Services Include:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery
  • Face-to-face and telephone counseling
  • Support groups
  • Accompany and support victims through criminal justice proceedings
  • Transportation to court appearances and other appointments related to the victimization
  • Assist with application process for Victims Compensation and relocation for Sexual Assault Victims
  • Assistance with Protective Injunctions
  • Emergency assistance with urgent special needs
  • Personal advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Community education, speeches, and consultation
  • Network with other victim service providers and state organization
  • Outreach services provided in the Gainesville Police Department

Please call or visit the website to learn more.

24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline: 352.264.6760
Toll Free 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline: 866.252.5439
TDD/TYY: Please call the Florida Relay Service at 711

Bradford County Outreach Office:
403 Georgia Street
Starke, FL 32091

Union County Outreach Office:
410 W Main Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054

Service Location

218 SE 24th ST
Gainesville, FL 32641
United States



Alachua County offers a victim services and rape crisis center that provides:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery and violent crime 24/7. Accompany victims of sexual battery to the hospital during the initial rape examination.
  • Face-to-face individual counseling for victims and their families.
  • Support groups that range for female survivors of sexual assault, male survivors of sexual assault, LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, adults molested as children, teen girls ages 13-16 who are survivors of sexual abuse, and family/friends of those killed by violent crime.
  • Confidential HIV/AIDS testing.
  • Accompany and support through any criminal proceedings that may follow (testimony, deposition, trial, sentencing, etc.).
  • Assist victims in filing for Victim Compensation and/or sexual battery relocation.
  • Community education, consultation, and speeches.

218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
United States