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Services Offered By SASS:
- A confidential 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline
- 24-hour advocacy and support at police stations, hospital emergency rooms, child advocacy centers and the courts
- Support groups for rape survivors, sexual abuse survivors, parents, and others affected by sexual violence
- Professional training and consultation to police departments, hospitals, schools and others in the community
- Sexual abuse and sexual assault prevention education in the schools for children, teens and parents
- Sexual harassment prevention workshops for teachers and children in schools, and managers and employees in the workplace
SASS Client Bill of Rights
As a client of Sexual Assault Support Services you have the following rights while working with us:
- You have the right to know and understand all rules by which SASS must abide.
- You have the right to make decisions within the rules and policies of the organization.
- You have the right to access your individual records.
- You have the right to give suggestions and input concerning the program and services, to have that input heard, and to receive feedback on it.
- You have the right to have your individual information/records kept confidential according to NH RSA 173-C. Ask the Director of Client Services about your rights under NH RSA 173-C.
- You have the right to have your complaints concerning the program and services heard.
Any person who believes that his or her rights as a client of this agency have been violated should contact the Director of Client Services. If this course of action does not prove to be satisfactory, please contact the Executive Director or the Board of Directors for further attention to your concerns.
Sexual Assault Support Services does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/ expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation.
A Note on Confidentiality
As a survivor of sexual assault you have the right to confidentiality, under New Hampshire law RSA-173C. Sexual Assault Support Services recognizes that the Internet is not a confidential medium. Please do not email the office with any personal sexual assault history. If email is the best way for you to contact us, please include in the email the best way for us to respond. Let us know how we may specifically reach you. May we leave a message on your answering machine? May we call you at work? Is it better to reach you by mail? Although the Internet and email are very convenient ways to reach us, it is not confidential and SASS wants all individuals accessing our services to have the benefit of confidential communications.