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
- 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men have been the victim of a sexual assault at some point in their lives.
- 93% of sexual assault survivors are violated by someone they know and trusted.
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 and female adult sexual abuse survivors and their families. Our services are offered in a variety of ways to meet the unique needs of each survivor.
Sexual Assault Myths and Facts
At HAVEN we provide:
- Individual counseling
- Legal advocacy
- Criminal justice support
- Sexual assault support groups
- Medical Advocacy
- Housing Advocacy
- Information & Referrals
- Access to other community resources
All services are provided to men, women and children without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or ability.