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About Us

The Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (formerly the Harborview Sexual Assault Center) has continuously provided services since 1976. Our center provides the highest quality, evidenced based services to help persons impacted by sexual assault and other traumatic events.

In addition to direct services, the Center also provides education and consultation for health, mental health, and legal professionals; conducts research and evaluation; promotes prevention and works with communities to promote social change.

HCSATS Vision Statement

We strive to promote a community and society that is free of interpersonal violence and supports recovery for those affected by this violence and other adverse life experiences.

HCSATS Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide children, youth, families and adults affected by sexual assault, traumatic events and adversity with high quality, effective and culturally respectful care that is coordinated and multidisciplinary.

We serve the broader community through leadership, research, community and professional education and public policy advocacy.

Core Values

C ompassion
A ccessibility
R espect
E xcellence
S ervice