The Rising Center

The Rising Center provides support to survivors of all forms of sexual violence: sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. These services include a 24-hour crisis line, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, crisis counseling, psycho-educational groups, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.

Our Services

At The Rising Center, we understand the immense pain and suffering that survivors of sexual assault and abuse experience. Our center extends throughout the Kentucky River region, encompassing Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties to provide medical care, legal assistance, advocacy services, and mental health support. We strive to offer a safe space for every survivor and their loved ones to seek comfort and answers as they embark on the journey towards recovery.

We are committed to providing comprehensive services such as crisis counseling and medical advocacy to help survivors heal from the physical trauma caused by rape or sexual abuse. Additionally, our licensed therapists are trained in specialized trauma therapies designed to address the emotional pain associated with such traumatic experiences. Furthermore, our legal team is available to guide survivors through civil protection orders or other court proceedings needed to obtain justice.

At The Rising Center we recognize that taking back control after experiencing an act of violence is no easy task – but you are not alone. Our compassionate advocates are here to listen without judgement and provide essential resources for healing so that every survivor can start rebuilding their life today.

You Are Not Alone

What We Provide

 • 24-Hour Free and Confidential Telephone Counseling
Survivors, friends or family members affected by rape
can call the hotline.

 3 Free Counseling Sessions
Trained professionals provide short-term counseling and
long term psychotherapy on a sliding fee scale basis.

 Advocacy Services
Personal support is given to survivors at the hospital and
through the legal process.

 Public Education
Educational workshops for schools or community groups
are available.

 In-Service Training
Specialized training on rape issues is offered to

 Referral Network
Multiple needs of survivors are addressed.

If You Need Help

Get to a Safe place.

• Call the police or call the Crisis Line at

• Get medical attention immediately at a
hospital emergency room or The Rising Center.

• Do not destroy the evidence by bathing,
douching, changing clothes, or rearranging
the scene of the rape.

Visit Us

The Rising Center
637 Morton Blvd
Hazard, KY 41701

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Did You Know?

You Are Not Alone. In the past year:

 433,648 Americans 12 and older reported being sexually assaulted or raped.

 80,600 inmates reported being sexually assaulted or raped.

18,900 of our military experienced unwanted sexual contact.

It wasn't your fault.

Rape and sexual abuse are acts of violence and control using sex as a weapon. It is not motivated by sexual desire.

It can happen to anyone.

Rape and child sexual abuse affects people from every class, age group and race. Rape has no socio-economic limits.

It happens to kids, too.

• Every 9 minutes a child is sexual assaulted.
• 60,000 children were victims of sexual abuse last year.


Providing Trauma Informed Care for Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe Counties

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