How-To: Support a Survivor of Abuse

How-To: Support a Survivor of Abuse

In order to be an effective bystander, it is very important to understand how to provide support to a survivor of abuse. If given proper support, the survivor will have an easier time coming forward to report the abuse. Not giving proper support can be dangerous...
Life with Anxiety

Life with Anxiety

Stressful and traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking can lead to anxiety disorders. However, it is important to understand that if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you are not alone and there are treatment options. Contact The...
Life With Depression

Life With Depression

Trauma, such as, abuse, is one of the leading causes of depression next to; genetics, life circumstances, brain structure, and other medical conditions. The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America have compiled a brief discussion on depression...
Impacts of Sexual Assault

Impacts of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a traumatic experience and can often leave long lasting scars for the survivor, continue below to read a list that covers only a few of the impacts of sexual assault on survivors. At The Shelter we have a team of trained advocates to help survivors...
12 Myths about Sexual Assault

12 Myths about Sexual Assault

Every 98 seconds a person is sexually assaulted, this includes; women, children and men. There are many myths about sexual assault, educating yourself on the facts is an important step in raising awareness and increasing understanding. Read below, then share with a...
Stalking Information Essentials

Stalking Information Essentials

Stalking can be much more serious than we realize, and can result in a person’s life ending. 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States & the majority of victims are stalked by someone they know. In the “Facebook stalking”...