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SAAM 
is Coming in April...Are You Ready?
 
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Sexual Assault Awareness 
Month is Observed every April. 
 
Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc.
     has many events scheduled               throughout the month; will you join us?

Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. proudly welcomes this April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month for 2014.  This month-long awareness incorporates community outreach, professional training, and family-friendly events to support victims/survivors of sexual assault and encourages the community to be involved in many different ways.

 

Safe Haven anticipates that this campaign will appeal to Pike County residents with a diverse grouping of events, offering something for everyone.   
 
The month-long outreach begins on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, with a proclamation at the 9:00 a.m. meeting of the Pike County Commissioners.  Following this meeting, Safe Haven's Executive Director David Bever will enlist the men of Pike County and surrounding areas to sign and show their support to "Stand up Against Sexual Assault;" there will be a public petition available in the Commissioners' Meeting Room in the Pike County Administrative Offices located at 506 Broad Street, Milford for all men in the community to sign, in support of eradicating sexual assault. 
 
The public is invited to attend this forum, which will initiate the month-long awareness campaign of events:
  • A Four-Part Documentary/Lecture Series:"The History of the Women's Movement in America" will be held every Thursday in April from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Pike County Public Library. The library is located at 119 East Harford Street in Milford. This event is free and open to all.
  • "The Shoe Project"  is to be displayed all month-long at Safe Haven and throughout the community, hosted by local businesses and highlighting stories of survivors of Sexual Assault.
  • "Dinner at The Grotto," a fundraiser for Safe Haven, will be held on April 4, at The Grotto at The Zaloom House, 508 Harford Street in Milford, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • "SAAM's Coffee House" will be happening at Safe Haven's offices on Sunday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please stop by for some free coffee and noshes, as well as important information about Sexual Assault.
  • Community & Family Discussion: "Using Children's Literature to Talk to Kids about Sexual Assault." This event will take place at The Pike County Library on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., parents and young children are invited to attend this free event.
  • There will be a sale of framed prints at Jen Murphy Fitness: The Studio, 113 W. Harford Street, during Milford's "Art After Dark." This will take place on Saturday evening, April 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting Safe Haven.
  • The 3rd Annual Child Safety Fair will be held on Saturday, April 26, at St. Vincent de Paul Parish Hall, 101 St. Vincent Drive, Milford, PA, from 12:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will offer information for parents and fun activities for the children, at no charge to the public.
  • On Sunday, April 27, there will be a "Women's Empowerment Event" on the Court House lawn, 410 Broad Street in Milford, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will engage the community by presenting Yoga, Self-Defense, and Safety. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Informative Tabletop Displays/Community Presentations will be at Wayne Bank and at various locations throughout April.
 In addition, Safe Haven will be hosting The Tri-State Conference on Human Trafficking: A Training for Human Service and Law Enforcement Professionals on Wednesday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Best Western Inn at Hunt's Landing in Matamoras. Please call Safe Haven for additional information or to register.   
Recognizing and responding to sexual assault is the only way to end it; please join Safe Haven of Pike County for all of these exciting and interesting events to raise awareness this April.
For more information, or if you/your business might be interested in sponsoring any part of this month-long outreach, please contact Safe Haven of Pike County at (570) 296-2827, ext. 204.
Contact:
Diane C. Quintiliani, M.A., M.A.T.
Director of Education & Outreach
Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc.
402 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
570.296. 2827, ext. 205
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