April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Did you know that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime and two-thirds of those sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim; or that it is estimated that 60% of sexual assaults are never reported to police. Survivors of sexual assault tell us that one of the reasons they don't go to police is their fear of not being believed.
Staff members at Voices of Hope, Lincoln’s crisis center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, are very aware of these facts and know that these crimes are occurring in our community. Voices of Hope advocates provide a variety of free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault, including a 24-hour crisis line (402-475-7273), 24-hour advocacy for victims when they are in hospital emergency rooms, crisis counseling for survivors and their families, support groups, educational groups, assistance with protection orders, as well as legal advocacy.
This year, the theme of Voices of Hope's awareness campaign during April is: "BELIEVE SURVIVORS...#ENDRAPECULTURE". Please join with us in supporting victims/survivors of sexual assault in our community during this month of awareness and throughout the year.
To learn more about awareness activities during this month, click on the headline of the article about Sexual Assault Awareness Month in "Latest News" column to the left.
You Can Make A Difference! Support Voices of Hope and Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
On any given day at Voices of Hope, a victim of a crime such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or incest, comes to our door, rings the door bell, is welcomed in, and begins her or his journey to HOPE. A journey to hope that you are an important part of as a donor to Voices of Hope. Your support through a tax-deductible donation to Voices of Hope will truly make a difference in our ability to continue to serve this community. Together, we can ensure that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and related forms of abuse such as stalking, harassment, and incest, have a place to go for help…a place to go for HOPE.
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Patsy Martin on 03/30/2017
Voices of Hope will be conducting a number of activities throughout the month of April to raise awareness about sexual assault and its impact on our community. The theme of this year’s month-long campaign is “BELIEVE SURVIVORS: #EndRapeCulture” Click the headline to learn more about these activities.
Patsy Martin on 01/31/2017
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thanks to all of the bowlers supporting this event. We'll see you on April 8th! The public is welcome to come, watch the bowlers, purchase raffle tickets and/or take part in the silent auction.