The Solace Center

Opened within the Family Safety & Empowerment Center in April 2011, InterAct’s Solace Center is North Carolina’s first community-based sexual assault forensic examination center.

The Solace Center provides:
  • Expert nursing care and forensic evidence collection in a private, confidential and safe location.
  • Survivors of rape and sexual assault with the opportunity to access support services from a trained InterAct advocate.
  • Collection of forensic evidence that can be used to prosecute rape cases.
The Solace Center serves:
  • Male and female rape and sexual assault survivors, ages 16 years and older.
  • Survivors assaulted within the past 5 days (120 hours).
  • Survivors with no injuries that require medical attention.

When a survivor arrives at The Solace Center, a survivor will receive support from a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), and InterAct advocate and law enforcement if requested.

The SANE will meet with the survivor to explain the process and procedures including:
  • Obtaining consent for examination
  • Gathering client history
  • Client interview
  • Examination and evidence collection
  • Discharge and follow up information