SEXUAL ABUSE RESOURCES

Florida Council Against Sexual Abuse 

Sexual Violence Hotline 1-888-956-7273

The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the sexual assault crisis programs who serve them. We provide technical assistance to agencies seeking to improve their services for rape victims, and we provide up-to-date information to the public. By using our toll free information line, callers can access information from our resource library or from our network of national resources. FCASV provides information, assistance and leadership on all aspects of sexual violence, including rape, child abuse, stalking and sexual harassment.  For more information, please visit www.fcasv.org.


Peace River Center

Rape Recovery and Resource Center

24-hour crisis line: (863) 413-2707 
Toll-free: (877) 688-5077 


Highlands County:
24-hour crisis line: (863) 386-1169 

The Peace River Center provides free and confidential crisis intervention services to sexual assault survivors and their significant others including 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy, problem-solving, therapy (at the Rape Recovery Resources Center in Lakeland only), supportive counseling and weekly support groups. The Polk County Health Department also provides on-site forensic exams and public awareness trainings.


Sexual Abuse Treatment Program 

(863) 294-7062

Sexual Abuse Treatment Program provides individual and group counseling in Winter Haven.

Sweet Center 1st Street South, Winter Haven


The Porch Light

Florida Baptist Children's Home 

(863) 687-8811

Through The Porch Light program, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) offers shelter and rehabilitation to girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.