SAAM 2022

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐎𝐧𝐞: 𝑆ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝐴𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑆𝐴𝐴𝑀 𝑂𝑛𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝗼: 𝑆𝐴𝐴𝑀 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑆ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡-𝑂𝑢𝑡

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞: 𝘔𝘺 𝘔𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘛𝘰 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘴

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫: 𝐼𝑛𝑓𝑜 𝑇𝑜 𝐾𝑛𝑜𝑤

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐅𝐢𝐯𝐞: 𝑆𝐴𝐴𝑀 𝐷𝑎𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛

Want to know how you can show your support for sexual assault survivors today? Simply just wear teal!

Today we wear teal for sexual assault survivors that we believe, support, and stand with them. Let survivors know you support them and are a safe place for them to come to. Let’s LIGHT IT UP TEAL for survivors of sexual assault and let them know they are not alone & will be believed NO MATTER WHAT!

Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual assault.

We asked our community agencies, IRSC staff, community, state attorneys Office, & students to wear teal today to show their support – AND THEY DID JUST THAT🤍
🎗Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, & Okeechobee State Attorneys Office Staff
🎗Inner Truth Project
🎗 IRSC IRSC Student Engagement & Leadership Promoting Education and Awareness about Campus Emotional Health at IRSC
🎗 Community
🎗 SafeSpace
🎗 Victim Advocates
🎗 Child Advocacy Center
🎗 Nails & Makeup

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐢𝐱: 𝑇𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑅𝑖𝑏𝑏𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑑

Our little teal ribbon traveled near & far! From bikes to IRSC campus to flowers and trees. To offices and signs. From benches to football fields.

This little ribbon wanted to spread the word for sexual assault awareness month by even hopping on the motor bikes on campus to GO! The little one really loved being in nature if you couldn’t tell!

Yesterday was Day of Action and ALL of our little teal ribbons went from county to county & through the community! If you haven’t checked it out scroll drown to our post from Day 5! See if you can spot someone you know or even if you recognize where the ribbons were in the photos🙃

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧: 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝐸𝑛𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐄𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭: 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝐼 𝐺𝑒𝑡 𝐷𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a relationship or if it’s someone you don’t know…𝐀𝐋𝐖𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐓!

If you aren’t comfortable doing something please vocalize it to your partner…in this video we have a couple texting and the sender is wanting to send their partner photos and asks them for consent…the partner who is receiving this text shares how they aren’t comfortable doing that if it’s okay…

It’s okay to ask for consent and them say no, but when they say no listen and don’t react…just say that’s ok whatever you want to do is good with me!! And then proceeded to go about asking about their weekend plans.

You want your partner to be comfortable so 𝐀𝐋𝐖𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐀𝐒𝐊 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐌 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐁𝐄𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐘𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆🤍

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐞: 𝑆𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑆𝑛𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝐸𝑥𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒

𝒮ℴ𝓂ℯ𝓉𝒾𝓂ℯ𝓈 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓌ℯ 𝓃ℯℯ𝒹 𝒾𝓈 𝒶 𝓁𝒾𝓉𝓉𝓁ℯ 𝒸𝒽ℴ𝒸ℴ𝓁𝒶𝓉ℯ 𝓉ℴ 𝓂𝒶𝓀ℯ 𝓊𝓈 𝒻ℯℯ𝓁 𝒷ℯ𝓉𝓉ℯ𝓇🥰

Our Outreach Coordinator, Siobhan, loves to make chocolate covered strawberries on her down time…she even made it as a side business🙃

What she loves most about making them is the joy she brings to others when they enjoy them! Nothing says happiness like chocolate! It may seem stressful, but she says it actually calms her and puts her at peace making them! 😋

If you haven’t had one of these delicious treats yet 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐔𝐓! 🍫🍓

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐞𝐧: 𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡

Words hold so much meaning to someone. Words are the thoughts of someone you can’t hear. Something as simple as words can make someone’s day. The saying it’s the little things in life that really matter? Is true. Survivors need words too. Saying 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐈 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐈 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮, & 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 could impact their lives. It’s scary to be vulnerable, but it’s even scarier to share our own truths. Embrace them and support them each and every day. Chances are you know a survivor so show them you are a safe place for them to come to.

𝚆𝚊𝚝𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚑 𝚔𝚎𝚎𝚙𝚜 𝚞𝚜 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐. 𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚋𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎💛

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧: 𝑆𝑎𝑓𝑒𝑟 𝑂𝑛𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑆𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝐼𝑛 𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛

No matter if in person or virtually we abide by the same rules. We do not judge, victim shame, victim blame, disrespect, or other people. If you notice at any time any of these things please report it.

Confidentiality will be practiced in ALL SITUATIONS with survivors from all participants including other survivors. If you violate any of these conditions we will ask you kindly to remove yourself.

Survivors deserve every ounce of privacy and respect as others; and even more so because their power was taken from them from their assaulters.

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞: 𝑇ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝐼 𝑈𝑠𝑒 𝑇𝑜 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑦 𝐺𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑

Angela: Her adorable nephew, her lovely boyfriend, and traveling/nature.
My nephews laughter calms me during a stressful day, my honey bun reminds me to keep going at times where life seems to be chaotic, and nature and traveling connects me to God’s creations that remind me to appreciate life and all that I have. I am truly blessed. 👦🏻👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨✈️🌇✨

Siobhan: Her furdaughter, family/friends, and driving in the car with music blaring starring at a sunrise/sunset.

  • My babygirl was my saving grace during a rough time & that is why I named her Gracie; when you’re having a bad day and come home to that face licking you to death with her tail wagging of excitement it just makes any day better.
  • My family and friends have been there for through the good and bad; and stayed. I lean on them for a lot of support when I am having those bad days. Because whoever you are we ALL DO GET THOSE DAYS!
  • I love to see a sunrise/sunset to remind myself that tomorrow is a new day and to not dwell on what happened today. I love listening to music while driving as an escape from rough days. It’s free therapy.💖🐶🏡👯‍♀️

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧: 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝐼𝑠 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝐿𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠 𝐿𝑖𝑘𝑒

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧: 𝐷𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑦 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑇ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝐴𝑟𝑡

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐅𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧: 𝑃𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑆ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑂𝑢𝑡

“Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.”

People think being positive is something that comes easily to most, but every one struggles with self-esteem & confidence issues in their lifetime. When someone has gone through something traumatic those feelings are even more heightened & become worse. Being positive isn’t just saying words, but living through those words. Today we want you to shout these affirmations and know 𝐈𝐓 𝐈𝐒 𝐎𝐊𝐀𝐘 𝐓𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐁𝐄 𝐎𝐊𝐀𝐘.

♡︎ ℝ𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖, 𝕃𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕟, 𝕃𝕚𝕧𝕖, & ℝ𝕖𝕡𝕖𝕒𝕥 ♡︎

Day 16: An Activist’s Desk

Being advocates we take on a lot through helping others through their traumas. We love being that support for survivors, but in order to keep being that support it is SO IMPORTANT for us to relax & recharge our own mental health. Just like when you are on a plane and they go over the instructions for the oxygen mask. ”If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.” Just like as advocates or supporters for survivors we have to make sure we are okay before helping any one else.

How do you relax? Yoga to center ourselves, sunrise walks with your dog to energize ourselves, or going to the beach and listening to the waves crash as a sense of calm & peace? Which one do you prefer more?

♡︎ Rest, Recharge, & Refuel ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧: 𝑂𝑛𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡

How do you show your support for survivors? We once had a survivor share with us she sees everything we post & sometimes will even like it. The next thing she said really resonated with us…it’s not about the amount of likes or comments or audience we reach…sometimes survivors don’t want to draw attention to what their activity is because they may still be keeping what happened to them a secret they have never told anyone. Even if you get 0 likes just know someone is looking and needs that post.

The reason we mention this is online support isn’t for results on our end it’s for results for survivors and their supporters. We post for 𝐘𝐎𝐔 & 𝐍𝐎 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐄𝐋𝐒𝐄. The next time you’re stressing about the numbers of reach or how many likes remember this…you are making an impact whether it’s visible or not so 𝐊𝐄𝐄𝐏 𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 & 𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐒𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐂𝐄𝐒.

♡︎ 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕤𝕖𝕖 𝕚𝕥 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕚𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕕𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕚𝕥 ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐄𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧: 𝑇𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝐾𝑛𝑜𝑤

❣︎ Bystander Intervention ❣︎

We all are awaiting the day when there’s no more sexual violence, right? Well in order for us to get to that day we have to learn, share, and educate with others.

Want to know where to start?!

  • Bystander Intervention Training
  • Trained in Green Dot
  • Organize Outreach Events
  • Celebrate SAAM annually
  • Post on Social Media

If you are not in our area please reach out to your local rape crisis center for more resources about bystander intervention and if there are any programs already in place for green dot at you local college or throughout your community.

♡︎ 𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕝𝕖𝕕𝕘𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕡𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣 ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧: 𝑆ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝐴 𝐿𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑜𝑛 𝐿𝑜𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡

Did you know last year the Sexual Assault Assistance Program served 668 survivors of sexual assault? Among those 84% identified as female, 20% were Hispanic, & 46% between the ages of 18-64. We are here for you. Do not hesitate to call, message us, or walk into our offices. Our advocates are ready to hear you and listen to you. You will always be believed here no matter what.

♡︎ 𝕎𝕖 𝕤𝕖𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 ♡︎ ♡︎ 𝕎𝕖 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦 ♡︎ ♡︎ 𝕎𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕪𝕠𝕦 ♡︎ ♡︎ 𝕎𝕖 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲: 𝐴𝑛 𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑡’𝑠 𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑘

Our advocates really love to have their offices decorated for not only themselves, but for any victim/survivors that enters the office. We want to provide our office as a safe place for them to drop their worries and problems. We want our offices to be their place of comfort. Signs of support, quotes on the walls, decorations, flowers/plants, SAAM materials, and more. Our office is your office💛

We even had one of @safespacefl advocates’s share her space to celebrate SAAM because she supports and believes survivors and wants to share that with anyone who enters her doors!

♡︎ 𝕆𝕦𝕣 𝕕𝕠𝕠𝕣𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝔸𝕃𝕎𝔸𝕐𝕊 𝕠𝕡𝕖𝕟 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦 ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐎𝐧𝐞: 𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼 𝑀𝑎𝑑𝑒

How to support a survivor of sexual assault? It’s very simple just 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐕𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐌! Our program is here for you 365 days of the year with our 24/7 Confidential Rape Crisis Helpline 1-866-828-7273.
If you are a supporter of a survivor here are some ways you can offer support:

  • Believe them.
  • Give them control.
  • Assure them of your support.
  • Accept them.
  • Be patient.
  • Encourage counseling (let them decide).
  • Give them respect.
  • Respect their personal boundaries.
  • Listen to them.
  • Support them always.
  • Don’t minimize what happened to them
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be sympathetic.
  • Advise them it’s okay to not be okay.

♡︎ 𝔸𝕤𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕙𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕚𝕤𝕟’𝕥 𝕒 𝕤𝕚𝕘𝕟 𝕠𝕗 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕜𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤 ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐓𝐰𝐨: 𝐶𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑠 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑒

When it comes to sharing anything on social media it is important to share on all platforms. We believe it’s important to spread the same message everywhere because you never know who has what form and who is in need of that message for the day. Social media is the best outreach we have and we have relayed heavily on it through the COVID years to reach survivors when we’ve been unable to connect in person. Social media has been our home away from home.

As positive as it can be, social media does become toxic as well; so be sure to 𝐔𝐍𝐏𝐋𝐔𝐆 daily for your own mental health.

We will always share awareness, prevention, self-care tips, activities, motivational quotes, and more!

Follow us on all our platforms and see 😃

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞: 𝑆ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒

Todays prompt is showing an object that represents our commitment to ending sexual violence. We had to think about this one because not just 𝐎𝐍𝐄 object could put an end to sexual violence, but there is one 𝐌𝐀𝐉𝐎𝐑 impact that could…𝕌ℕ𝕀𝕋𝕐.

Not just unity but community unity. Connecting with the community in so many different ways. All populations and identities coming together to fight to end sexual violence. The ribbon signifies to us the symbol of support for sexual assault survivors. We wear teal to show support in the form of the ribbon.

The ribbon is so minor in the grand scheme of things, 𝐁𝐔𝐓 if I’m wearing a ribbon someone 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐀𝐒𝐊 who I wear it for and my answer will 𝐀𝐋𝐖𝐀𝐘𝐒 be:

  • Those who don’t have a voice to speak up.
  • Those who are too scared to share their story.
  • Those who have shared their story.
  • Those who are currently fighting for their justice.
  • Those who speak up and against sexual violence.
  • Those who are supporters.
  • Those who are allies.
  • Those who are fighting for rights.
  • Those who are activists.
  • Those who are advocates.
  • Those who help survivors heal.
  • Those fighting for the greater good of equality.
  • Those who are survivors.
  • ♡︎ 𝐘𝐎𝐔 & 𝐌𝐄 ♡︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫: 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐼𝑛𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦

We decided to share the short film @disfluencymovie as our representation for survivors. The movie is based on a girl failing her college course due to a traumatic event, Jane retreats home to her parents’ lake house, where she focuses on moving forward and healing.

If you watch this clip from the film you will see the way they visualize a trigger moment is so powerful. Survivors struggle with sharing a triggering moment and not being to vocalize what just happened. Disfluency does just that. If you haven’t already please go check out this films page and see when it’ll be available in your area! We are working on possible screening at the local college so stay tuned!

I personally have never seen a representation like this film and it deeply moved me to want to share with the world something I could see as being a huge impact on survivors. If you are interested in watching a clip from the film here’s the link, you don’t want to miss out!

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐅𝐢𝐯𝐞: 𝑃𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝐾𝑛𝑜𝑤

We couldn’t pick just one person you should know who is fighting to end sexual violence; instead we picked 4 women who we believe are people you should know if you didn’t already.

🌸 Tarana Burke @taranajaneen – the founding member of the #metoomovement @metoomvmt & strong activist. She started a huge movement for survivors to speak up and come forward among other survivors…letting them know NOT ALONE.
🌸 Andrea Pino @andreactually & Annie Clark @aelizabethclark – survivors of the documentary The Hunting Ground who co-founded @endrapeoncampus (EROC). EROC was created to end campus sexual violence through for survivors; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels. This movement is nation-wide and being shared through their activism and by other survivors.
🌸 Tani Ikeda @taniikeda – an Emmy winning director who created , a movement for survivors of sexual assault & their allies to publicly celebrate their lives. Tani started it on the anniversary of her rape by penning a letter to her younger self. Since she created this many survivors have found comfort & safety in others words and/or the comfort in their own words on paper. For SAAM @fcasv had a survivor love letter campaign to show survivors & allies words.

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐒𝐢𝐱: 𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑇𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑆𝐴𝐴𝑀 2022

Just a few things to note when working with survivors in online spaces or in person – both apply.

Remember to always provide a safe place for all survivors to feel welcome and comfortable to enter. If you don’t provide that safety to them they won’t feel comfortable sharing with you💖

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧: 𝐷𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑚 𝐷𝑎𝑦

Today is Denim Day and @innertruthproject , @irscriverlife , @irsctheriver , @saaptc19 , 19th Circuit State Attorneys Office, @portstluciepd , @safespacefl , @jlindianriver , UP Center, @cilotcvictimservices and people in our community want you to know we 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐓 𝐒𝐄𝐗𝐔𝐀𝐋 𝐕𝐈𝐎𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐁𝐘 𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐌!

If you would like to know all about how denim day started look at our video below and see how 23 years later we’re making even more strides, but we still have a long way to go to protest the myths for survivors of sexual assault.

It doesn’t matter what you were wearing. Clothing doesn’t equal voluntary consent!

Not only today, but everyday we stand in solidarity for all survivors of sexual assault by educating the community on prevention and awareness for any type of sexual violence. We wear jeans with a purpose to support, believe, and stand with survivors year long❤️

❣︎ 𝕋𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕛𝕖𝕒𝕟𝕤 𝕕𝕠 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕖𝕢𝕦𝕒𝕝 𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕖𝕟𝕥 ❣︎

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐄𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭: 𝑆𝑝𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝐼𝑡 𝑂𝑢𝑡

SAAM = Sexual Assault Awareness Month and today we spell it out using different office supplies we use to write down our thoughts and creative new ideas to combat sexy violence.

Teal Yarn: shows the color for sexual assault and the yarn is used to knit shawls for survivors while in the hospital.
Notepad/pen: writes down all of our ideas to help engage the community to advocating for survivors and finding ways to 𝐄𝐍𝐃 𝐒𝐄𝐗𝐔𝐀𝐋 𝐕𝐈𝐎𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄.
Teal ribbon note card: used for our survivor board to write messages of support for all survivors from people in the community, supporters, students, other survivors, or advocates.

SAAM should be honored year long instead of one month out of the year. How can you help a survivor today? Share our info, show support on social media platforms, educate on consent, spread awareness, share helpful resources in the area, and most importantly 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐕𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐌!

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲-𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐞: 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝐷𝑖𝑑 𝐼𝑡! 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑆ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑂𝑢𝑡

We are so overwhelmed by how everyone rallied together to show support for survivors of sexual assault throughout this whole month. We thank our advocates, state attorneys office, IRSC, community partners, law enforcement agencies, the community, and more! We couldn’t serve survivors without you! It’s true when they say it takes a village and as survivors they should have a whole village IN THEIR CORNER CHEERING THEM ON EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

We also want to thank all survivors because you allow us to be a part of one of the most traumatic moments in your life. We thank you for having the strength and courage to come forward and talk about what happened to you even when people tell you that no one will believe you…well we disprove that each time because we BELIEVE YOU! We thank you for sharing your story to other survivors who are unable to talk about theirs. We thank you for letting us be that support system for you and being a part of the healing journey. We know it’s hard to go through this, but to see your strength grow and blossom is why we do this work. We get to be there from the beginning of where it all started and to the end where we see the huge amount of progress; that is a reward in itself…seeing your journey of never giving up. We are so impressed by the strength you have sharing your story to strangers, you are all warriors DON’T forget that! We love to see you thrive💛

𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲: 𝑅𝑒𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠

Today is the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we’ve had fun coming up with creative posts daily for you all! As fun of a challenge this was to partake in we still remember the importance of this month and every month is to share awareness and educate the community on sexual assault. We hope to one day no longer have this job, but until then we are here with our doors open, ears ready to listen, ready to give emotional support, and always ready to believe.

Thank you to all the fellow agencies who participated in this challenge it has been awesome to see all the posts and how creative everyone is!!!

Today is the end of the challenge, but keep following our page for more info about prevention and education on sexual assault. We will be sharing awareness days, weeks, and months.

♡︎ ℝ𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕒𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕓𝕖 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕕 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 ♡︎