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Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc.
Victim Services Center

Post Office Box 510234
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
Toll Free:
Englewood (941) 475-6465, Administration: (941) 639-5499
Sexual Assault Helpline: (941) 637-0404
Text Online number: (941) 499-8534
24 hour Hotline (941) 627-6000

Services:Address Confidentiality Program; Criminal justice support/advocacy; Crisis counseling; Crisis hotline; Emergency cell telephone; Emergency financial assistance; Emergency legal advocacy; Follow-up contact; Information and referral; Personal advocacy; Shelter/safe house; Support group; Transitional housing; Group counseling; Individual counseling; Victims Compensation Claims
Victims Served:Sexual battery; Domestic violence; Other violent crime; Stalking; Human Trafficking victims
Counties Served:Charlotte
Circuits Served:20
Hours of Service:24 hrs

Contacts:Karen McElhaney
Executive Director
(941) 639-5499

Shannon Fitzpatrick-O'Shea
Sexual Assault Program Manager
(941) 639-5499
Alyssa Burns
Director of Domestic Violence Services
(941) 639-5499