King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) is the largest and most comprehensive sexual assault services organization in Washington State. Its overall purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. Its mission is to give voice to victims, their families, and the community; create change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about violence; and instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault.
KCSARC is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Renton (located in King County, WA, just south of Seattle). It leads the way in program development and training for other sexual assault resource centers in Washington State and is recognized as a leader regionally and nationally because of its cutting –edge work. Since 1976, KCSARC has served over 150,000 members of our community.
KCSARC works with child, teen, and adult victims of sexual assault and their family members. All services are provided to clients free of cost and are available in English or Spanish. KCSARC also delivers an array of Sexual Assault Prevention workshops and programs, including groundbreaking work with communities coping with returning sex offenders and youth cybersafety. The following values guide all of their intervention, advocacy, and prevention work:
- They focus on meeting the victims’ needs.
- They provide all services in a no-cost, confidential manner.
- They strive to maintain a balance between victim services and prevention education to the community.
- They recognize that sexual assault is a problem that impacts everyone, having roots in large social issues of sexism, racism and homophobia.