Sexual Assault Befrienders Service (SABS)

Rape is a crime of violence and can be highly traumatic to the victim. It can take weeks, months, even years, to get over the trauma of such a crime.

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please know and believe this: You have done nothing wrong. It is not your fault.

During the process of surviving rape and sexual assault, it is normal to experience anger, fear, shock, denial and confusion. Healing will take time and courage, but you do not have to go through this experience alone. We understand that it is not easy to recover from sexual assault, and we are here to help you as you recover.

AWARE provides the following specialised services to support victims and survivors of sexual assault.

All calls and cases are kept strictly confidential.

SABS Helpline

Call 6779-0282, Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 9.30pm.

SABS Email

Email support is provided on a daily basis.
Emails are monitored every few hours.

Write to sabs@aware.org.sg.

Befriender Service

SABS Befrienders will accompany a sexual assault victim to the police, the hospital or to court, providing information and emotional support to guide and help the victim through the various legal and medical processes.

Contact the SABS Helpline or email to ask for a Befriender.

Counselling and Case Management

Many sexual assault victims have found it helpful to talk to a counsellor. AWARE’s counsellors have the experience and sensitivity needed to support sexual assault victims. They will provide follow-up care counselling to victims of sexual assault. All support is provided on a strictly confidential basis.

The price of counselling is 1% of your monthly salary per session. For those not working the charge is $10 per session.

Counselling is conducted at AWARE’s office on weekdays (daytime and evenings).

Call the SABS Helpline or email us to ask for counselling support.