Ampersand is thrilled to announce our Mobile Sexual Assault Forensic Exam clinic, starting in Spring of 2022!
The staff at Ampersand and Still Waters Center have been dreaming about providing safe, peaceful, private, trauma-informed SAFE exams for years. Our partnership was formalized in 2020, when we received funding through the Office on Violence Against Women’s Rural Sexual Assault program. Since then, we have been busy bringing our mutual dream to life. Still Waters Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on providing medical care for survivors of sexual violence.
As a client, you can expect certified SANE nurses who have undergone training not only in the medical procedures required for a SAFE exam, but have gone the extra mile to learn how best to support survivors of trauma. When receiving services on the mobile unit, you’ll also have access to one of Ampersand’s highly trained Advocates, who can help you understand the legal and medical processes, brainstorm next steps, and support you emotionally.