The Solace Center


The Solace Center is a sexual assault victims’ safety and support center. Brochure PDF available [here].

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


What a Survivor Can Expect at InterAct’s Solace Center

When a survivor arrives at The Solace Center, they will receive support from a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and a Victim Advocate. They work together to explain the process, procedure, and all options available to the survivor.


The Solace Center provides:
  • Expert forensic nursing care and advocacy.
  • Prevention for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy within five days (120 hours) of a sexual assault.
  • Forensic evidence collection within five days (120 hours) of a sexual assault.
  • Immediate and long-term support.
  • Collection of forensic evidence that can be used to prosecute rape cases.
  • Solace Center services are available to all survivors, regardless of where the assault occurred, at no cost to the survivor.



The Solace Center serves:
  • Survivors of all Gender Identities, Gender Expressions, Sexual Orientations, Race, Color, National Origin, Language, or Religion.
  • Sexual assault survivors who are 16 years old and older. Survivors who are 15 years old or younger should be referred to WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department, where a trained Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Pediatric SANE) is available. WakeMed ED (919) 350-8000.
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


Our Vision

Inspired by the belief that every person has the right to be safe and empowered, we envision a community free from domestic and sexual violence where healthy relationships prosper.

Our Mission

Dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County, InterAct “Saves Lives. Rebuilds Lives. And Secures Safer Futures.” for victims and survivors and their families.


Crisis Line is Available 24/7

(919) 828-7740

1012 Oberlin Road, Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27605

Transportation to and from The Solace Center can be arranged for those in need. Speak with a crisis counselor when making an appointment to find out what transportation options are available.