Support rape victims ages 4 to 71 years old

by Center for Safety & Change
Support rape victims ages 4 to 71 years old

Project Report | Nov 13, 2015
Vivian is safe

By Julika von Stackelberg | Director of Development

When Vivian attempted to leave her husband who had been abusive and sexually assaultedher for a number of years, he nearly strangled her to death and sexually assaulted her once again. When the assault was over Vivian managed to call the police, who brought Vivian to safety and informed her about the services of the Center for Safety & Change. 

Not knowing that services like the one's offered by the Center even existed, Vivian gladly decided to seek help from the Center, whose advocates accompanied Vivian to all initial hearings and every single court appointment. With the help of the Center's advocate Vivian was able to then withstand the trail that ultimaltey found her husband guilty, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

While the trail brought up a lot of emotions for Vivian, she attended individual and group counseling sessions at the Center, which helped her tremendoulsy in the process of healing from the trauma she experienced. During the sessions Vivian learned that she was not alone and that there was a way for her to be safe. 

The services that helped Vivian through some of the darkest hours in her life and gave her hope that she would one day be able to enjoy life again are made possible because of donors like you. 

On behalf of the women, men and children we serve, we send you our heartfelt thanks!

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Aug 14, 2015
Mother and three children are finally safe.

By Julika von Stackelberg | Director of Development

Mar 12, 2015
Center helped 153 survivors and their families

By Julika von Stackelberg | Director of Development

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Organization Information

Center for Safety & Change

Location: New City, NY - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Center4SC
Project Leader:
Melissa Place
Grant Manager
New City , NY United States
$5,882 raised of $20,000 goal
151 donations
$14,118 to go
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will pay for materials used to train middle and high school students, as well as college students about violence prevention. They need flip charts, pens and note cards for active participation.
can provide advocates to respond to 2 calls to the Center's 24-hour hotline helping a victim take the first steps to safety and justice if they so choose.
provides 1 comfort kit for a rape victim. Victims' clothes are often destroyed or kept for evidence. A kit includes sweatpants, a top, undergarments, slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste and toiletries.
provides 2 comfort kits for rape victims. Victims' clothes are often destroyed or required as evidence. Kits include sweatpants, a top, undergarments, slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste and toiletries.
will pay for a special victims/sexual assault advocate to help a victim through hotline calls, counseling, advocacy, and hospital and court accompaniment.
will pay for 1 on-campus sexual assault prevention training session for students, resident advisers or faculty at one of the 5 local colleges or at any one of Rockland County's 8 high schools
will pay for half of the recruitment and training of Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE), who are specially trained nurses to examine rape victims and collect evidence at the 2 local hospitals.
will pay for one of the Center's trained trauma therapists to provide trauma counseling for up to 6 months for a child who is a victim of sexual assault.
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