Two KOTA Territory organizations raise sexual assault awareness

Two KOTA territory organizations team up to educate people about sexual violence.

Rapid City Regional Hospital and Working Against Violence, Incorporated (also known as WAVI kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  They work together to educate victims on resources available in the community.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Carol Carey says the message is clear; It’s time to stop sexual violence.

“Sexual Violence is an awful disease that hurts the men, women and children in our families,” said Carey. “They hurt or communities and they take away pride in yourself.”

Last year, 95 sexual assault victims in Western South Dakota received help from WAVI.  Carey urges victims to let someone know. She says victims can contact 9–1–1 or local organizations such as WAVI.

 

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