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Sexual Assault, Housing and HUD Funding: A Webinar for State and Territory Sexual Assault Coalitions

Sexual assault, abuse, and harassment can be risk factors for homelessness, and homelessness is a risk factor for experiencing rape or sexual assault. Both sexual violence and homelessness are the result of historical and structural oppression, with Black individuals, other people of color, and Indigenous individuals experiencing both homelessness and sexual violence at much higher rates. This webinar will dig into how sexual violence coalitions could use Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to benefit sexual violence survivors.

50 Obstacles to Leaving

Leaving is not easy. On average, it takes a victim seven times to leave before staying away for good. Exiting the relationship is most unsafe time for a victim. As the abuser senses that they’re losing power, they will often act in dangerous ways to regain control over their victim.