What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is ANY form of sexual contact without consent or permission. People do not ask for, cause, invite, or deserve to be sexually assaulted. Sexual assault is a choice made by the offender and does not happen by accident. The victim/survivor is never responsible for the assault. A victim can be an adult or a child, male or female. Our advocates are available to talk to you if the abuse happened today or many years ago or whether the abuse happened to you or to someone you care about.
If something like this has happened to you, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Things you can do to increase your personal safety:
Be aware of your surroundings at all times
Trust your intuition. Get away from someone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
Remember that there is safety in numbers.
Do not leave your beverage unattended or accept a drink from an open container.
We Are Here For You.
Sexual assault happens most often by people we know and may care for and trust. It can be confusing and overwhelming.
It can be helpful to talk to someone, but can feel awkward to talk to friends and family. You can call the shelter at anytime to ask questions, get support and/or make an appointment with one of our advocates. We are here to listen to you and support you. There is no limit to the services you can receive here and you can tell as much or as little of your story as you feel comfortable. We are here for you!
If you have questions, would like more information, or feel like talking to one of our friendly advocates, please call us at: (360) 703-3762