Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (VSC) is a non-profit organization serving victims of crime in Montgomery County. We offer comprehensive services, including counseling, legal advocacy, community education and two 24-hour crisis hotlines. All of our services are free and confidential to the community.All proceeds from this event will benefit victims of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (S.A.A.M.) and Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. recognizes S.A.A.M. with a community event dedicated to increasing awareness of sexual violence. Come join us and show your support of the community and victims of sexual violence and child sexual abuse! “Run for S.A.A.M.” will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Norristown Farm Park in Norristown, Pennsylvania. “Run for S.A.A.M.” will be a fun event for the whole family, and pets, to enjoy! We will have food, music, community tables and activities for children and family members to visit after the run.Your contribution to our Run for S.A.A.M. will help us to continue to fund free and confidential counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault, child abuse, homicide and other violent crimes, as well as safety and risk reduction programs in schools, colleges, and institutions throughout the county.#vsc5kPlease visit our website to register or get more information!www.victimservicescenter.orghttp://www.victimservicescenter.org/#!run-for-saam/c12sd
S-O-S of the Family Justice Center invites you to join us for a rallyand march to support survivors of sexual assault and to bringawareness of this issue to the community. The march will befollowed by a Speak Out, where the public is invited to speakout against sexual assault.
Each April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victim' Rights Week (NCVRW) which will be observed April 19–25, 2015. This year's theme—Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.—emphasizes the role of the entire community, individually and collectively, as we support victims of crime and empower them to direct their own recovery.
Download the 2015 NCVRW Resource Guide now to access everything you need to host and promote NCVRW in your community.
Catcalls, sexist comments, flashing, groping, stalking, and assault in public spaces.... Gender-based street harassment impacts all women and many men, especially in the LGBQT community, worldwide. It makes us feel less safe, it restricts where we go. IT MUST END. Join us April 12-18, 2015, as we rally, march, and hold workshops, tweet chats, wheatpasting and chalkwalks to bring attention to this problem & engage our communities in solutions.
Join us on the first Tuesday in April for the Day of Action. SAAM activists chose this day to collectively engage communities to end sexual violence. Plan, attend or post about your community SAAM event.
~~Join an ONLINE day of action for the 4th annual International Day Against Victim-Blaming, commemorating and continuing the amazing ongoing international actions against sexual violence and victim-blaming. Start conversations, post pictures, offer support, make a statement, share a resource. Speak out against the intersections of discrimination and shaming that survivors face as women who were 'asking for it', people who were drunk, as trans* people and queers, as sex workers, as prisoners, as migrants, as people of colour, as people living with disabilities, as men, as children, etc. Victim-blaming comes in all shapes and forms and we need to fight back against all of it to support survivors in our communities. Take up space on April 3rd to fight for the right to live free of sexual violence and victim-blaming. Because survivors deserve our support not our scrutiny. #IDAVB #EndVictimBlaming
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