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NAUHZCASA FV Statement: #MeToo DIY Kits

Shared by Gina Lopez, CCASA Rural and Indigenous Communities Specialist

NAUHZCASA FV Statement: #MeToo DIY Kits

The Navajo, Apache, Ute, Hopi, Zuni Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence consist of multi-disciplinary, multi-tribal and multi-agency folks who work in the field of sexual and family violence. It has come to our attention the #MeToo kits which claim to to be an at-home rape evidence collection kit that can be purchased online to be conducted on oneself. There are so many unknowns in this, and similar products, we stand with the New Mexico Attorney General and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Program in their statement mentioning the following:


  • First and foremost, survivors should know that members of the law enforcement,medical, and service provider communities are on hand 24/7 to ensure their safety in the event of sexual trauma;
  • These kits are no substitute for the medical care or services that may be necessary following an incident of sexual violence, in addition to a SANE exam;
  • It is extremely unlikely that a self-administered sexual assault kit will be admissible as evidence in a criminal prosecution of a sexual abuser.

SANE exams are not only to obtain evidence for prosecution of a case, exams are also to provide important care for the patient with trauma-informed approaches to questions and advocacy. NAUHZCASA FV recommends survivors and their families to access SANE exam and services from hospitals or agencies that are equipped to do so. Below are agencies in our tribal regions that provide these services. Please reach out for an examination and for any questions as well as support.

We believe you!



Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault – NACASA
2920 N. 4th St.
Flagstaff, Arizona
24 hour dispatch – 928 773-7670

Northern Navajo Medical Center – SASNWNM Shiprock Service Unit
Shiprock, New Mexico
24 hour dispatch – 505 325-2805

Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico – Gallup
Gallup, New Mexico
505 722-1000

505 399-5940


Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico – Farmington

Farmington, N.M. 87401 | 505 325-2805 | 1 866-908-4700


Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facilty

Chinle, AZ 86503 | 928 674-7420


Sage Memorial Hospital

Chinle, AZ 86503 | 928 755-4500


Ama Doo Alchini Bighan Inc. (ADABI) – Women’s Crisis Program

24 Hour Advocate Volunteer Service
PO Box 1279
Chinle, AZ 86503 | (928) 674-8314 | 1-877-698-0899 toll free


Ft. Defiance – Tse’hootsooi’ Medical Center – Family Advocacy Center
Ft. Defiance, AZ | 928 729-8000


Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.


1478 East Hwy 162

Montezuma Creek, UT

Victim Advocacy Hotline – 24/7 | (435) 678-0249


Four Corners Child Advocacy Center (NEST) – Cortez, CO


Cortez, Colorado – (970) 565-8155


Mercy Regional Medical Center


1010 Three Springs Blvd., Durango, CO 81301

Emergency Department | (970) 247-4311


Renew, Inc. – Shelter/Advocacy/Counseling/Support groups


Cortez, CO | Hotline: (970) 565-2100 | WINGS Safehouse: (970) 565-9116


Southwest Health System – Southwest Memorial Hospital


1311 N Mildred Rd

Cortez, CO 81321

Emergency Department | (970) 565-6666


Strengthening Families Program – Shiprock Shelter


  1. Box 4590, Window Rock, AZ 86515


24/7 CRISIS LINE | (505) 368-1157


Sexual Assault Services Organization – Advocacy/Education


Durango, CO

24-hour Hotline | (970) 247-5400 Free and Confidential













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