April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time when we raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence and where to seek resources. You can show your support for survivors and raise awareness and funds by participating in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, participating in Denim Day, or making a gift.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Isolation can be devastating for victims of domestic violence. We know this first-hand because we've seen a 40% increase in calls to our Greater Charlotte Hope Line in March 2020. Our clients need us more than ever now, and that's why we're taking Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® virtual in 2020. Help us show survivors they're not alone and take Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® virtual.

Denim Day 

Denim Day is a rape prevention education campaign that raises community awareness about the devastating impacts of sexual violence and how to prevent it. Show your support by participating during the month of April.


Make a gift

Your gift during this unpredictable time of COVID-19 means more than ever as we continue to care for the most vulnerable. You can support survivors with your gift today.

Thank you for supporting survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault includes any sexual behavior that is against the will of another person (often through manipulation, force or coercion). Types of sexual assault include rape, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, incest and same-sex assault.

Did You Know?

  • Every 2 minutes someone in the USA is sexually assaulted. 
  • Each year, there are about 293,000 victims of sexual assault.
  • 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while at college.
  • 42% of college women who are raped tell no one about the assault.
  • 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.

In an emergency please dial 911

Call the Greater Charlotte Hope Line 24/7 for info on parenting, domestic violence and sexual assault 980.771.4673.

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