Monday, April 03, 2017

Help for sexual assault victims

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month - a national campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

It's about time - Photo by Leticia Bertin/Flickr
Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights, and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

To kick this campaign off locally, Ricardo Moore, who represents the Warrendale and surrounding neighborhoods on the Detroit Police Commission, sent along a list of resources for victims of sexual assault.

Resources for sexual assault victims include:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
800-787-3224 (TTY)
www.ndvh.org

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)
www.rainn.org

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline Number - Just for teens. You can talk one-on-one with a trained advocate 24/7 who can offer support and connect you to resources.
866-331-9474
866-331-8453 (TTY)
www.loveisrespect.org

This list is presented as this blog's Tip of the Week - a semi-regular feature to highlight ways to make life better for readers or for the community as a whole.
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