First STEP Resource Center
First STEP is located at Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers specially trained nurses or nurse practitioners who will meet clients/assault victims at a private, safe clinic. First STEP offers a comprehensive medical assessment, evidence collection, lab tests, and medication as needed, and education and information. First STEP provides on-site access to community advocates and law enforcement as requested. The number for First STEP's 24-hour hotline is (406) 329-5776.
YWCA Missoula's Pathways Program
YWCA Missoula’s Pathways program offers safe shelter, crisis counseling, and support for survivors of domestic or dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. They can provide free and confidential emergency shelter, walk-in peer counseling, support groups, and legal, personal, and medical advocacy. Their 24-hour crisis line is (406) 542-1944 or (800) 483-7858.
Crime Victim Advocate Program
The Crime Victim Advocate Program provides free and confidential assistance to victims of violent crime such as sexual assault. Advocates can help you file police reports, obtain Temporary Orders of Protection, and offer support and assistance throughout the court process. They offer assistance regardless of whether you choose to report to law enforcement, are unsure about reporting, or have reported and the case is under investigation. They are open from 8:30-4:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 8:30-3:00 on Wednesdays. The CVA phone number is (406) 258-3830.
City and County Law Enforcement Officers
City and county law enforcement officers are available 24 hours a day to respond to emergency and nonemergency calls about sexual misconduct. In cases of sexual assault, officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and the processes for reporting assaults as crimes. Officers will ask if you want an advocate present to help you through the proceedings. You can reach local law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1. The line for Missoula City Police is (406) 552-6300, and the line for the Missoula County Sheriff is (406) 258-4810.