United We Stand Against Sexual Assault!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! (SAAM)
statistics in the United States are startling:
- Every 2 minutes, a person in the U.S. is sexually assaulted with over half of those assaults going unreported to law enforcement.
- About 44% of victims are under the age of 18, many of whom know their attacker.
- It's estimated that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in America will have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
As a m
essage of strength and solidarity, guests at our Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast also received
to encourage all who wear the bracelet to band together in the fight against
awareness seek to educate people about the resources available to them if an
occurs as well as information on how to reduce your risk of an attack.
How can you bring awareness for this much needed cause?
Please join Shelter House in creating awareness and visibility around this prevalent issue in our community by wearing your teal ribbons, bands and clothing.
Shelter House will also be promoting Sexual Assault Awareness on social media throughout the month, and we encourage you to share your photos with us so we can add them to our album!
Interested in joining the Fairfax County community?