#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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 19

Pryes for a Purpose: Brewery fundraiser supporting Women’s Advocates

Pryes for a Purpose is a regular Thursday happy hour in which $1 from each pint and $5 from each growler sold of a select beer style between the hours of 3-7 pm are donated to a selected organization.

Wednesday, October 10

Courage to Fly – Annual Luncheon and Benefit

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 development@wadvocates.org with any questions regarding event details or sponsorships. Women’s Advocates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID 23-7310701.

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