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At YWCA Northeast Indiana, April is a time to raise community awareness about the difficult issues of sexual assault. Be a part of ending this serious problem.


Proclamation

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On April 1, 2021, Mayor Tom Henry signed a proclamation declaring April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Pictured: Mayor Tom Henry, Emma Walker (YWCA Housing Coordinator), Jennifer Rohlf (YWCA Director of Empowerment), and Allie Sutton (YWCA Intern).


Statistics

  • 1 in 5 women from Indiana have been sexually assaulted (ICESAHT)
  • Each rape costs approximately $151,423
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18
  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault
  • Among people of color, American Indian (65%), multiracial (59%), Middle Eastern (58%), and Black (53%) respondents of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey were most likely to have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime

Get involved by wearing teal and using it as a conversation starter about topics regarding sexual assault. Don't forget to share your photos and tag us on social media! #SAAM2021

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Survivor Stories

Click here to read stories shared by survivors.


Learn about different processes related to sexual assault from a YWCA staff member, a Deputy Sergeant, the Sexual Assault Treatment Center, and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: 





Additional Resources

YWCA Northeast Indiana Sexual Assault Services

End the Violence Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault RAINN

Sexual Violence Prevention CDC

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Fort Wayne Victim's Assistance

Mayor's Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape, and Sexual Assault