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.
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!
Both of the women’s trauma groups are full and the men’s is close behind...
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.
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
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?
This article appears in the Spring 2019 print edition of The Resource.