For more than 38 years, the Sexual Assault Response and Recovery Team (SARRT) has been serving Alameda Health System patients at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC). SARRT is a unique hospital and clinic-based program that addresses both domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA).

Being the sole program of its kind in California, SARRT operates on full grant funding through federal and state funds facilitated by the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). Since its inception in 1984, SARRT has been extending comprehensive support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking, aged 14 and above, including their families. From 2020, we have seen a 30% overall increase in children and youth (1-24) needing services and children needing support as young as four years old.

Through our recently launched webpages visitors can find educational resources, learn about support group meetings, get involved through volunteer opportunities, and find contact information so they can speak to someone today. The SARRT program provides the following services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault:

  • 24-hour crisis line support
  • Advocacy and accompaniment for medical services, sexual assault forensic exams, law enforcement interviews and court hearings
  • Survivor driven advocacy and follow-up services
  • Safety Planning
  • Victim of crime application assistance
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Community education and outreach
  • 65-hour volunteer training
  • Referrals for community-based resources and emergency shelter

Please reach out and connect with us via our hotline 510-534-9290 or email Alameda Health System employees can find us on AMION.

Below are metrics from January 2023 – October 2023 for the community we have proudly served:

Patients served in-person: 640 survivors

    • 556 Identified Females
    • 79 Identified Males
    • 5 not reported

Patients served via Hotline: 534 Survivors

    • 431 Identified females
    • 95 identified males
    • 8 not reported

Emergency financial assistance (as available): 172 survivors with emergency financial assistance

Safe housing (as available): 242 Survivors, 99 Families Housed 34 survivors safe housing with 110 nights

Other noteworthy metrics:

  • 201 Identified as currently homeless
  • 27 Housing workshops for 112 participants
  • 75 Immigration supportive services
  • 50 Support groups for 95 participants
  • 479 Transportation rides provided