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If you have been sexually assaulted...

You have just experienced a life-changing event. Asking for help is the first step in your recovery.  

Call our 24/7/365 hotline 205.860.SAFE (7233)


The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30. If you call after hours, the answering service will send the on-call SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) a confidential message and the SANE will contact you to arrange to meet at the center.  

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center accepts individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and orientations to be seen for forensic medical exams. Exams can be performed within 72 hours after an assault. If you fall outside of the criteria please do not hesitate to call TSC so we can help assist you in the best path.

Pediatric cases under the age of 14 are encouraged to go to Children's Hospital at The University of Alabama at Birmingham to receive a forensic medical examination.



Experienced an Assault?

In order to help preserve evidence until you meet the SANE, please DO NOT:

  • Eat anything.

  • Drink anything.

  • Shower.

  • Use the restroom.  **If you must use the restroom, please DO NOT wipe or clean yourself.**

If you have changed your clothing, please place the clothes you were wearing when you were assaulted in a paper bag and bring it with you to the center. 

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