Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault Inc

A nonprofit organization

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PAVSA is dedicated to the elimination of sexual violence in southern Saint Louis County.  Our core values include confidentiality, resiliency, inclusivity and community-mindedness.  We are dedicated to providing services essential to assisting survivors of sexual violence throughout their healing process at no cost.

PAVSA offers a variety of services including:

  • 24-hour helpline
  • Support advocacy 
  • Hospital advocacy
  • Legal and court advocacy
  • Therapy and counseling
  • Therapeutic support groups
  • Forensic exams by our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) 
  • Programming for specific at-risk populations (i.e. adolescents and individuals with disabilities). 

PAVSA also provides education to the community including:

  • Community awareness events
  • Training for professionals and the general public
  • Outreach to vulnerable populations
  • Intensive educational groups for adjudicated youth and adults, and in treatment facilities. 

PAVSA's services are the primary focus of programming, with the goal of assisting survivors to heal from the trauma following an assault, and regain control over their own lives. All direct services offered by PAVSA are free and confidential for victims. PAVSA was created in 1975 by a small group of women who wanted to address the issue of rape in our community.  Since obtaining non-profit status in 1976, PAVSA has developed into a staffed agency with a large volunteer base that provides comprehensive services to survivors of all forms of sexual violence.

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Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault Inc

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Health Community


32 E 1ST ST STE 200
DULUTH, MN 55802-3032


218 726 1442

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