January is National Stalking Awareness Month. 31% of women who are victims of stalking are also sexually assaulted. We would like to highlight the New Orleans Family Justice Center who provides services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, stalking and human trafficking.
The New Orleans Family Justice Center, located at 701 Loyola Ave in New Orleans, has a 24 hour/7 days a week crisis hotline where sexual assault survivors can get immediate support. The Center has case managers and advocates that provide support to survivors to help them understand their options and rights, to help them navigate the law enforcement system, and to get connected to services for support and healing. The Center staff and advocates can accompany survivors and provide support during a forensic medical exam at University Medical Center or at HOPE Clinic.
The New Orleans Family Justice Center can assist survivors with creating a safety plan if warranted. Crescent House offers immediate safe housing for survivors fleeing domestic violence and abuse. This confidential location provides short-term shelter for those in immediate danger or fearful of the abuser finding them. A wide range of resources and services are provided by the Center during their stay in Crescent House.
The Center’s HOPE Clinic provides primary care, forensic exams, preventative medications for STIs, pregnancy and HIV, and access to counseling and psychotherapy. They specialize in providing trauma-informed healthcare to make patients feel comfortable, informed and in control of the process.
You can call the New Orleans Family Justice Center hotline at 504-866-9554 or visit their Frequently Asked Questions page if you have questions about abuse or assault. If you would like to speak to an attorney about a civil claim, please contact the experienced attorneys at Lamothe Law Firm by calling 504-704-1414.