VA Black Hills Health Care System
Standing Assured Fully Empowered is a new sexual assault evaluation and treatment program at VA Black Hills Health Care System. It launched April 1, 2012.
The S.A.F.E. program is available for Veterans who are victims of acute sexual abuse and was developed to ensure compliance with local, state and VA guidelines.
URGENT and EMERGENCY SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE FORT MEADE AND HOT SPRINGS CAMPUSES INCLUDE:
- trained sexual assault nurse examiners
- informed medical providers sensitive to Veterans issues
- mental health professionals trained in sexual trauma counseling
- ongoing supportive services for the unique needs of Veterans
To reach a member of the S.A.F.E. Team, call:
Fort Meade Emergency Department 605-720-7049
Hot Springs Urgent Care 605-745-2000 ext. 9-2414
For more information about the S.A.F.E. program, please contact:
Dianna Monahan, RN
Women Veterans Program Manager
(605)-720-7247 cell (605)499-9297
The VA Black Hills Health Care System also has resources to provide ongoing therapy for past victims of sexual trauma. If you know a Veteran in need of services for past, non acute, sexual trauma please contact your local VA mental health service.