Featured Partner: SANE Initiative

The Methodist Dallas SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program provides 24/7 rapid response, compassionate care, and forensic examinations for victims of sexual assault by clinically trained nurses.  All SANE exams are performed at no cost to the victim.  In 2014, the Foundation helped Safer Dallas Better Dallas bring the SANE initiative to Methodist for the first time.  The program has continued to see steady growth since that point.

As of October 2017, Methodist Dallas welcomed The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center onto their campus to provide victims and the friends and families of victims on-site counseling support and advocacy services following the traumatic experience of sexual assault.  The Foundation was one of three inaugural donors to provide the seed money for this on-sight service, marking the first time counseling services are accessible to current and past victims of sexual assault in South Dallas. 

For the first time in Dallas’ history, rape kits are available in South Dallas
— Courtney Underwood, Executive Director