#SurviveTogether Week One
Monday, April 2
Connections between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
This week marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). As a Domestic Violence shelter, we know all too well that sexual assault plays a part in the lives of our survivors. As RAINN states, “Sexual assault in a relationship rarely exists in a vacuum. It often occurs alongside other forms of abusive behavior. The majority of women who were physically assaulted by an intimate partner had been sexually assaulted by that same partner.” (source).
Did you know it’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month? The new Abby Honold act would reform training for sexual assault investigators. Learn more here.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 40 and 45 percent of women with abusive partners will be sexually assaulted by their abuser during the course of their relationship. (source).
Are you a survivor of sexual assault? If so, there are many organizations out there to help YOU! Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. More detail here.
Afraid or unable to call 911? Minnesota now takes texts to 911.
Tuesday, April 3 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month day of action. We encourage you to wear teal on this day and throughout the month!
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Wednesday, October 10
Check out our page with full details here: October Luncheon “Courage to Fly” Join us to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and support Women’s Advocates’ programs. RSVP using the form provided below. For interested event sponsors, click HERE. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding event details or sponsorships. Women’s Advocates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID 23-7310701.
Monday, October 22
Join Women’s Advocates in person or online for an educational panel on recognizing the signs of domestic abuse. On October 22nd from 6-8pm CST at the Wilder Foundation at 451 Lexington Parkway N in Saint Paul, and broadcast live on Facebook, you’ll hear from panelists in law enforcement, advocacy, midwifery care, sexual health, and […]
Saturday, November 10
The Guild of Middle Eastern Dance is pleased to announce they are having their 12th annual fundraiser for Women’s Advocates Shelter. See live performances from local artists!