Any hospital emergency room is able to care for the immediate needs of all victims of sexual assault, including women, men, and transgender individuals; however, whenever possible, victims are encouraged to go to a hospital with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. SANE Programs have specially trained nurses who conduct examinations and collect evidence. In Rhode Island, Women & Infants Hospital (101 Dudley St., Providence RI 02905) and Hasbro Children’s Hospital (593 Eddy St, Providence RI 02903) have SANE Programs.
The Department of Public Safety, Residence Life staff and/or local police can assist and are available 24/7.
Information about confidential resources/assistance for students and employees, including those available 24/7, can be found on the "Talk to Someone" page.