Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis

Rape is a four-letter word that many people shy away from talking about.  However, silence increases violence.  The fear and shame associated with talking about rape and sexual assault are detrimental to all of us trying to make a difference in our communities.

Our Mission:
Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis, Inc. is a non-profit agency which focuses on the critical issues of sexual assault by assisting those affected; promoting community awareness and understanding; and serving as a catalyst for social change. 
Our ultimate goal is the elimination of sexual assault.

We offer many services to the community, primarily in the areas of Victim Services and Education/Prevention.  All of our services are provided free of charge, in English and Spanish.  We serve the tri-county area of Northwest Arkansas: Benton, Madison and Washington Counties.  If you live outside of this area, check the Resources and Links section, or call our office and we can refer you to services in your area.

NWARC is dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault.  Our staff and volunteers are non-judgmental, empathetic and encouraging.  We accompany survivors to hospitals, police stations and courts, serving as advocates during the rape exam and legal proceedings.  We also provide One-on-One Advocacy services, Support Groups, and advocacy for secondary survivors (people who are close to someone who has been sexually assaulted).

Our Education/Prevention Department focuses on helping members of our community increase their awareness of the problem of sexual assault, thereby hopefully increasing their security.  Staff and volunteers often speak to adolescents and high school students, which is a critical time for people to acquire information about healthy dating and the meaning of consent.  We also speak to police officers, businesspeople, and hospital personnel.  If you are interested in speaking out against sexual violence, contact our Education Training Coordinator.  


Peers Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact NWARC

Board of Directors


What To Do After an Assault

Rape Trauma Syndrome

Secondary Survivors

What Can I Do If a Friend is Raped?

Resources and Links

Event Photos

24-hour Hotline:

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We are supported by the following organizations:
United Way of Northwest Arkansas. Health Insurance by InsureLane.

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Contact Info:
Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis, Inc
614 E. Emma, Suite 247
Springdale, AR 72764

Hotline: 479-927-1020 or 800-794-4175
Business office: 479-927-1025