In 1989, the Sexual Assault Outreach Program was created at John Randolph Medical Center. This would eventually become The James House. The original mission was to provide emotional support for sexual assault survivors to get through a necessary yet invasive PERK (a physical evidence recovery kit).
The James House grew into a freestanding nonprofit organization, and today, John Randolph Medical Center’s support for the program remains strong. The James House works closely with the hospital, training emergency room staff to recognize and respond to abuse while providing on-site services and support groups.