Voices of Hope Joining Education Efforts in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and Voices of Hope (voicesofhopelincoln.org) is joining nationwide efforts to educate and engage the public in addressing this widespread issue. Voices of Hope provides services to empower those who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, and other forms of abuse. They offer free and confidential trauma-informed, victim-centered services to people of all genders. This includes information and support about reporting options, support during a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exam, assistance with safety planning and protection orders, emotional support, and connection to other community resources.
Sexual assault is a crime that impacts all of us, our colleagues, friends, families, and communities. Victims of sexual assault are people of all ages, races, and genders. Nearly one in five women in the United States have experienced rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives. In the United States, one in 71 men have experienced rape or attempted rape.
If you or someone you know has been a victim, Voices of Hope is here for you. They can provide a safe and confidential place to talk about options, do safety planning, and provide emotional support. You can call their 24-hour crisis line at (402) 475-7273. They believe and support survivors. You are not alone. For more information about April SAAM activities, please visit voicesofhopelincoln.org or contact Stephanie at (402) 476-2110 / Stephanie@voicesofhopelincoln.org.