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.

Clothesline Project: Story Guide through Fort Wayne’s Resources

When: Tuesday, April 12th from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Allen County Public Library, Main Branch, Meeting Room AB

What options does a survivor have? To report or to not report?
There are different paths that a survivor might take. At the event, participants will be given two stories that involve an incident of sexual assault. Participants will follow the storyline and travel booth to booth to learn what options and resources are available to them. Booths will be different agencies that provide services to survivors of sexual assault. At the end of the event, participants will join together to collaborate on the final project of the night: The Clothesline Project. Learn more here.



On April 1, 2021, Mayor Tom Henry signed a proclamation declaring April 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).


  • 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! #SAAM2022


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