Why is it important to create Sexual Assault Awareness?
|“Sexual Assault is a crime. The victims of the assault will never forget the feelings, the anger, the degradation of the impact of the sexual assault. They carry it with them the rest of their lives. Some victims will tell you, they are able to forgive their assailant but they can never forget. The perpetrators need to be held accountable and counseled in an effort to help those that want to stop their abusive behavior. Laws are in place to do that. However, the actual court process can re-victimize the victim or there are times the perpetrator gets off because of a technicality. Every day there is at least one report of sexual assault. My fear is society will become complacent after hearing this over and over instead of becoming angry and questioning why are we allowing this to continue.”|
- Judy Woller, former Executive Director HAVEN, Inc.
Sexual Assault Services
The recovery process is different for each survivor. Recovery involves time, strength, and courage. The trained advocates at HAVEN, Inc. are here to assist you during every step of the healing process. We serve children and teen survivors of sexual abuse, adult survivors of child sexual assault, male, female, and non-binary adult sexual abuse survivors and their families. HAVEN recognizes that working toward a future without violence means that our advocates, clients, and communities need to understand and overcome the challenges faced by individual survivors, realizing also the barriers and oppressions that can impact them based on their genders, races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, economic circumstances, and sexual orientations. Our services are offered in a variety of ways to meet the unique needs of each survivor. Utilizing services does not require you to report what happened, we are here to empower you to make the best choice for yourself.
You are not alone.
Books and videos about the impact of sexual assault
I Am With You - Chanel Miller
Me Too is a movement, not a moment Tarana Burke
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
Not that Bad by Roxane Gay
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Nevertheless, We Persisted by Amy Klobuchar
Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Nice to Meet Me by Chris Carlton
Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics
Sexual Assault Myths and Facts
All services are provided to everyone without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or ability.