The Women's Resource
Center's victim advocates respond compassionately to the needs of
sexual assault victims and their families. Advocates provide confidential
crisis intervention services, assist victims in understanding their
rights and options, guide them through the medical treatment and
legal process, and provide emotional support.
Sexual violence is unwanted
forced sexual contact or intercourse and can happen to anyone, regardless
of gender, age, race, educational level or socioeconomic status.
Most victims of sexual violence know their perpetrator, but sexual
violence is never the victim's fault. Sexual violence is not provoked
by the appearance or behavior of the victim; no one willingly wants
to be hurt. Sexual violence happens in our community and is against
1 in 4 women and
1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime
Over 70% of sexual assaults are never reported to law enforcement
You can help end sexual
violence by telling those who joke about it to stop, believing a
survivor's story, educating yourself on the facts about sexual violence
and learning how to reduce the risk. Together, we can make our communities
safer and say NO! to sexual violence.