Sexual Violence

Sexual violence refers to any sexual activity involving a person who does not or cannot consent. 

It may be perpetrated by someone you know (e.g., a date, a family member, an acquaintance) or a stranger. Sexual violence affects people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations.

You are not alone

If you have experienced any form of sexual violence please know you are not alone. HopeWorks offers confidential services that can empower and support you.


Examples of sexual violence include:

  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Incest
  • Unwanted touching or groping
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Sexual coercion
  • Molestation
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Non-contact sexual abuse
    (ex. sexual harassment, peeping, sexually obscene communications, indecent exposure)

Call our 24-Hour Helpline at (410) 997-2272 to speak to an advocate now.

24-Hour Sexual, Dating and Domestic Violence Helpline: (410) 997-2272



9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Suite 300

Columbia, MD, 21046

(410) 997-0304