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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? 

The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. 2017 marks the 14th year that SafeHouse Center has provided shelter, services, and information for survivors of sexual assault in Washtenaw County. Please join us to promote safety, respect, equality, the end of victim blaming, and stopping sexual assault before it happens. 

How can you help? 

  • Bring awareness of sexual assault in our community during the month of April. SafeHouse Center can provide pamphlets, speakers, banner ads, and website links that can be shared with community members and on social media sites. 
  • Educate yourself. Nearly one in five women and one in ten men are survivors of sexual assault. All of us are impacted by sexual violence. Sexual violence creates a climate of fear, anger, and/or disbelief in workplaces, campuses, and the communities it occurs in. 
  • Prevention starts with challenging victim-blaming and believing survivors when they disclose. Individuals can model supportive relationships and behaviors, call out harmful attitudes, and challenge the societal acceptance of rape. Communities and businesses can take action to implement policies that promote safety, respect, and equality. 

Would you like to make a donation to SafeHouse Center in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month?