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DOH Offers Counseling Resources to Survivors of Sexual Assault, Trauma

In response to the reported sexual assaults that have occurred in the St. Thomas District, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health’s (DOH) Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency is extending its counseling and crisis intervention services to those who have survived traumatic experiences.
The DOH encourages the residents in the St. Thomas-St. John District to seek out the Division of Mental Health as a resource with regards to recovery. It offers resources to assist with the healing process, to include information dissemination, counseling services and crisis intervention pertaining to trauma-informed care and the effects of trauma associated with such occurrences to survivors and their families.
Additional assistance is also available through the following agencies in the St. Thomas community:
• Department of Health
1. Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Services 774-7700
• Information Dissemination
• Counseling
• Crisis Intervention
2. STD/HIV/TB at 774-3168
• Information Dissemination
• Counseling
• Testing
• Partner Notification
• Family Resource Center at 776-3966
o Information Dissemination
o Counseling
o Safe Haven
• Virgin Islands Police Department– 911
o Public Safety
o Incident Reporting
o Hospital Escort
o Information Dissemination
• Roy Lester Schneider Hospital-Emergency Room at 776-8311, ext. 2209
o Information Dissemination
o Treatment
o Related Intervention
• KIDSCOPE Inc. at 714-1012
o Sexual Assault of Minors
o Assessment and Rape Kit
o Counseling
o Information Dissemination
• Alternatives to Violence Project USA Inc. at 714-8101
o Information Dissemination

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