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Format: 2018-07-17
Format: 2018-07-17

BETTER CONNECTING OUR AREA’S COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO BETTER SUPPORT SURVIVORS

In the months since #MeToo began trending on social media, there has been a 56% increase to KCSARC’s 24-Hour Resource Line. While we never could have predicted that this hashtag would take off in the fall of 2017, we have known for a long time that survivors need more, and better connected, supportive services. And we have been preparing to expand our services across the county.

King County is uniquely complex, with 39 law enforcement jurisdictions, three courthouses, 28 hospitals, and eight Child Protective Services offices.

Inciting fear, separating families no way to end sexual violence

With the nation’s immigration policies and scenes of family separations in the news, we want to take the opportunity to share with you, our supporters, how recent policies and decisions are affecting some of our clients and other survivors of sexual assault in our service area.

Harnessing the Power of Connections

By her own account, Dana Widrig isn’t a social media “influencer.”

“I am not, and never have been, an active FB user, but when I opened my page one day in April, I saw the opportunity to start a KCSARC fundraiser for my birthday, which is April 18,” she said. “I knew that April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I had an opportunity to finally make my birthday month meaningful and special.” 

Andy & Brandy Sampson: Former Client & Family on the Power of BE LOUD Breakfast

We were honored when KCSARC’s former client, Andy Sampson, agreed to be our 2015 BE LOUD Breakfast speaker and share his story of hope. We caught up with him and his wife, Brandy, recently, and asked what it was like to speak at the event, and what it meant to Brandy to be in the room.

We’re delighted to bring you their response – a preview of the hopefulness you can expect to take away from the 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast.

'We must remain vigilant and proactive,' 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast

With your fantastic efforts, the BE LOUD Breakfast is now at capacity. WOW! 

To celebrate this event, we spoke with Vicky Vreeland of Vreeland Law, a Visionary Sponsor of the event, about her history in the work to end sexual violence, why persistence is key, and what else community members can do to get involved with KCSARC's work.

How did Vreeland Law get involved with KCSARC, and how long have you sponsored the BE LOUD Breakfast?

Meeting the demand: Developing Spanish-language group therapy curriculum

(En español) KCSARC is one of the few providers of Spanish-language trauma-specific therapy for survivors of sexual violence in King County.

Therapy is available in a one-on-one setting for children over the age of 6, teens, and adults—and is provided by bilingual, bicultural staff members who adapt evidence-based therapeutic methods for an individual’s unique experiences, background, and culture.

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