Sacramento, CA – As Californians adapt to an ongoing state of emergency, and well being officers throughout the globe mitigate the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Coalition In opposition to Sexual Assault and all rape disaster facilities in California proceed to assist survivors of sexual violence. We’re making changes to make sure the security of each survivors and people who present companies.
“This international disaster doesn’t change the truth that sexual violence continues to be an on a regular basis disaster in our communities. For some individuals, shelter-at-home could improve the potential for experiencing sexual violence. Our work is not going to finish till all Californians can stay free from sexual violence,” says CALCASA’s CEO Sandra Henriquez.
Rape disaster facilities are all the time ready to behave in emergencies, and have lengthy been first responders for Californians in want of quick assist. When somebody is sexually assaulted, California’s rape disaster facilities are on name to supply vital assist in that second, together with quick counseling companies and assist as survivors obtain a sexual assault forensic examination, and long-term assist to heal from the assault. Throughout this time of really helpful bodily distancing, we all know we have to preserve social connection. Many rape disaster facilities are taking security precautions together with adopting telecounseling and digital neighborhood training.
We is not going to now, and won’t ever, cease offering survivors of sexual assault with a spot to show to of their second of disaster. It’s completely vital that rape disaster applications proceed to be financially secure, and that the state and federal authorities present assurance that the companies we offer will proceed.
On this time of a well being disaster, security for our neighborhood members and of our survivors is paramount. California rape disaster facilities present a vital security web to all Californians. Your native rape disaster heart continues to be taking calls and offering assist, and can all the time be dedicated to serving to survivors of sexual assault in every single place, for so long as they want it. We are going to proceed to adapt, and we are going to proceed to advocate for the very best future for survivors of sexual assault in California, and to finish sexual violence in our communities solely.
Discover the California rape disaster heart in your neighborhood http://www.calcasa.org/companies/
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For questions, contact Carissa Gutierrez, Communications Supervisor, CALCASA [email protected] or 916.599.1041