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Assault Survivor Kits®

Established in 1996, this program was implemented at St. David's Hospital. The purpose is to support assault and rape victims. Many times, assault survivors must give their clothing to the police for evidence. Unfortunately, these victims are frequently sent home in paper gowns. Assistance League of Austin provides the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program needed items which include toiletry articles and new clothing for the assault survivor. These men and women can leave the hospital with a little more dignity. Recovery from Rape by Linda Ledray, R.N., Ph.D. is provided to help the survivors with their recovery.  This program is currently in transition.  The SANE group has ended the contract with St. David's Hospital.  Assistance League of Austin support victims will resume once a new venue has been established.

Left: New clothing and toiletry items are provided to assault/rape victims. Below: Kits being assembled by volunteers.