In 2016, the #MeToo movement generated a conversation around the prevalence of sexual assault in our communities. Some 6 years later, it can feel like the conversation has died down, but the issue at its core still remains, and has potentially worsened.
As of 2020, an American was sexually assaulted
every 92 seconds.
In 2021, it was every 73 seconds.
Now, in 2022, it is every 68 seconds.
Some of the best tools available to combat this issue are awareness and prevention strategies, so it is just as important as ever to bring these tools to our communities. April 6th is Start By Believing Day, and the theme for 2022 is Connecting with our Communities.
Arkansas Valley Resource Center is dedicated to providing support for victims and survivors of sexual assault, and we start by believing them. Join AVRC in sharing awareness and support, through the month of April and beyond.
If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of sexual violence and in need of support, you don’t have to go through it alone. AVRC staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656