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Sexual assaults jump 20% in King County. That's not bad news

The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center is receiving dozens of more calls now than they did this time last year. Executive Director Mary Ellen Stone explains to KUOW's Kim Malcolm why that's a good thing. Listen to their conversation by clicking the play button on the upper right side of this page.

Resources for victims and survivors of abuse:

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

888-998-6423

Hotline for therapy, legal advocates and family services

UW Medicine Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress

206-744-1600

Hotline, resources including counseling and medical care

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

List of providers across the state that offer free services.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)

800-656-4673

Hotline and/or online chat with trained staff

YWCA’s Sexual Violence Legal Line

844-999-7857

Legal assistance and representation

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