• Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

    Dedicated to helping survivors and their loved ones reclaim their lives.

Need help now? Call our 24 hour hotline at 972-641-7273

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Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) provides survivors and their loved ones the resources they need to reclaim their lives. Our staff and trained advocates are available to help those impacted by sexual violence navigate the journey of healing in a safe and confidential environment. Sexual violence doesn’t discriminate. We serve all individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence with respect and compassion. This includes women, men, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, refugees, and all other survivors of sexual violence.

DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. DARCC is also committed to social change through prevention, education and outreach programs to the community.

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Our Services

24-hour Crisis Hotline

Advocates are available by phone 24-hours a day to provide information, crisis-intervention, advocacy, emotional support and referrals. Call our hotline at 972-641-7273.

Walk-In Crisis Intervention Crisis intervention and advocacy is available on a walk-in basis during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Call the crisis hotline at 972-641-7273 for more information. 

Medical Accompaniment

Advocates are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide face-to-face support and information at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. When you go to the ER at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas and inform them you are there for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination, they will take you back to an ER room. At that time, social work will meet with you and dispatch an advocate from DARCC to come be with you through the process. If you have more questions about medical accompaniment, please call our hotline at 972-641-7273.

Counseling Services

DARCC offers short and long-term individual counseling, and therapeutic groups. All staff counselors are fully licensed by the state of Texas or under the supervision of licensed staff. If you are interested in accessing our free, bilingual counseling services please call our hotline at 972-641-7273 and provide an advocate your name, phone number, and age. At that time, our advocate will pass along your information to our clinical team who will follow-up with you in 2-3 business days.

Law Enforcement/Judicial Accompaniment

Advocates are available to accompany the survivor to the police station and courthouse on request. If you would like law enforcement/judicial accompaniment, please call our hotline at 972-641-7273 and state when and where you would like to have accompaniment. At that time, our advocate will take down your name and phone number and have a staff member follow-up with you in 2-3 business days to discuss the availability of an advocate.

Case Management

Ongoing support is available to assist with Crime Victims Compensation, Address Confidentiality program, referrals and to address any questions or concerns survivors may have. For assistance with case management, please call our hotline at 972-641-7273 who can take down your name and information and have our bilingual case manager follow-up with you in 2-3 business days.

Community Education/Prevention

DARCC provides community education, risk reduction and prevention programs to Dallas county organizations, businesses and schools. If you would like to request a presentation, please e-mail us at training@dallasrapecrisis.org or give us a call at our administrative office during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 214-712-4900 ext. 3.

Get Involved

DARCC’s trained volunteers and professional staff are there to help those who have survived sexual abuse to navigate the difficult journey of healing from their trauma in a safe and confidential environment.

Volunteers are a vital component of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center and the services provided to the surrounding metroplex. All DARCC volunteers are trained advocates who have completed our 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training Program, a program which is certified by the Office of the Attorney General. Upon completion of training, volunteers staff our 24-hour crisis hotline and provide 24-hour hospital accompaniment to survivors of sexual assault.

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Was I Raped?

If you believe that you have been raped or sexually assaulted please call our hotline 972-641-7273 to discuss options for care and support. If you’d like to report the assault to the police, call 911. There are three considerations used to determine whether or not a sexual act is consensual or a crime.

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What are the statistics on rape?

An average 233,986 Americans age 12 and older are sexually assaulted each year. Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. 2 Among all victims, about nine out of ten are female.

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What are the effects of sexual assault?

Wondering if what you’re feeling is normal? Read more about the effects of sexual assault or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please use the menu above to find more detailed information about DARCC. For more information please contact our office at 972-641-7273.

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Contact Us

Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Jackson Building, Lower Level
8198 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 820844
Dallas, Texas 75382

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 972-641-7273

General: 214-712-4900 ext. 2 (9 am to 5 pm)
Media Inquiries: April A. Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer 214-712-4916
Fax: 214-903-4466