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What changes has your program seen since #MeToo?

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Community Voices

For every issue of The Resource, we reach out to you, our partners and community members, to learn more about your work in the movement.

We asked:

What changes has your program seen since #MeToo?


We’ve seen fewer women apologize for needing our services! Women are now less likely to say, “Oh well, I’m sure someone has it worse than me!”

-Verity, Sonoma County’s Rape Crisis Center


Creating a position for prevention!

-Alla Hassan


Both of the women’s trauma groups are full and the men’s is close behind...

-Alli Ramirez 


So many friends and even people that I am not that close to want to disclose stories that they have kept hidden for many years. It’s extremely powerful!

-Jeannine Purcell Ruggieri


An increase in prevention and trauma groups especially with at-risk teens and male victims. Absolutely amazing. I am so proud to be a part of this journey as an educator/preventionist.

-Becca Taylor


More women coming forward; however, the cycle hasn’t been broken. We know when abuse is deep rooted it takes decades of healing and uprooting

-Tashia Scott


We have seen an increase in survivors coming forward and engaging with law enforcement specifically late reports (10+ years). More survivors seem to be ready to embrace self care options.

-Coleen Chaney, Largo Police Department Victim Advocate

Be a featured voice!

We want to hear your response to our next Community Voices question:

How do you build partnerships with other community organizations?

Tweet your answer to @NSVRC or email resources@nsvrc.org using the subject line “Community Voices.”

This article appears in the Spring 2019 print edition of The Resource.