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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Lynda Figueredo
Sunday, April 2nd 2017

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Sharon Daugherty, the Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator for Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center joined CBS 12 News This Morning to explain how you can help give survivors a voice.

Tuesday marks the 2017 Day of Action during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Survivors, family, friends, & professionals are invited to write/then read (optional) their expressions on a flag which is then placed in the ground during the Field of Hope Event April 4th.

The flag display will be filled with white written word flags plus the number of teal flags which represent all victims served in 2016.

One large flag will represent the 85% of those victims who did not reach out for services.

 There will be food, a mask making table, other stations and music to support this unique survivor speak out. The event will be held April 4th, outside the SART Office located at 4120 North Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Palm Beach County Victim Services Certified Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Helpline: 1-866-891-7273

TOLL FREE: (866) 891-7273

TTY: (561) 355-1772

Free confidential support services are available:

  • Information about Victims’ rights
  • 24 hour crisis response
  • Free forensic/rape exam
  • Guidance & support through the Criminal Justice system
  • Assistance with filing
  • State Crime Victim Compensation
  • Injunctions for protection
  • Trauma informed Individual therapy and support groups
  • Follow up, information and referral to community resources

You can also visit the Palm Beach County Victim Services website, Facebook, Twitter, and blog.

 

information courtesy of cbs12.com (click here for the article in it’s entirety)

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