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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2016

DOH Extends Counseling Resources to Sexual Assault & Trauma Survivors

In response to the reported sexual assaults that has occurred in the St. Thomas district, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health’s (DOH) Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency extends their counseling and crisis intervention services to those who have survived traumatic experiences. The DOH encourages the residents in the St. Thomas/St. John District to seek out the Mental Health division as a resource with regards to recovery. The Mental Health division offers resources to assist with the healing process, to include information dissemination, counseling services and crisis intervention pertaining to trauma-informed care and the effects of trauma associated with such occurrences to survivors and their families.

Additional assistance is also available through the following agencies within our St. Thomas community:

Department of Health

Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Services
340-774-7700

  • Information Dissemination
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention

STD/HIV/TB
340-774-3168

  • Information Dissemination
  • Counseling
  • Testing
  • Partner Notification

Family Resource Center
340-776-3966

  • Information Dissemination
  • Counseling
  • Safe Haven

Virgin Islands Police Department
Dial 911

  • Public Safety
  • Incident Reporting
  • Hospital Escort
  • Information Dissemination

Roy Lester Schneider Hospital-Emergency Room
340-776-8311, Ext. 2209

  • Information Dissemination
  • Treatment
  • Related Intervention

KIDSCOPE, INC
340-714-1012

  • Sexual Assault of Minors
  • Assessment and Rape Kit
  • Counseling
  • Information Dissemination

Alternatives to Violence Project USA, Inc,.
340-714-8101

  • Information Dissemination

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