The Sexual Abuse Response Center (SARC) provides education, counseling and advocacy services to survivors of all kinds of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation, intimate partner sexual violence, prisoner rape, and military sexual trauma.


If you are a victim and would like to receive counseling or emotional support, call the 24-hr Crisis Line: 337.233.RAPE(7273)

SARC Services

  • Short-term mental health services for survivors of sexual violence
  • Support groups to assist in long-term recovery
  • Advocacy services that include:
    • ER accompaniment in Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes
    • Law enforcement interview accompaniment
    • Court accompaniment
    • Criminal justice advocacy
    • Assistance with temporary protective orders
    • Referrals and resources
    • Safety planning
    • Coordination and case tracking efforts through Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)
  • Child sexual development classes
  • Community & school education programs