External Relations's blog

External Relations's blog

Justice system must work for all survivors

We agree with and support the call to challenge the injustice and systemic racism in our criminal justice system and to make long overdue investments in the Black community. We believe Black lives matter, and we stand with Black, Indigenous and other people of color.

As elected officials make decisions about police funding, they must offer a clear vision of how changes will affect sexual assault victims who are participating in the criminal justice system.

24-Hour Support Just a Call Away

"Resource Line, may I help you?”

Those six words connected more than 3,600 callers last year to the help and information they needed following a sexual assault. 

KCSARC’s 24-Hour Resource Line is the backbone of our service. For many callers, it’s the first step to finding support and healing, either for themselves, their child, or another family member. The advocates who answer their call are sometimes the first people survivors tell about their abuse, whether it happened that day, or took place years ago. 

Resources: 2020 COVID Response

Staying at home is one of the primary ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It's important that we all practice "social distancing" - staying at least 6 feet apart where possible, washing our hands frequently, avoid touching our faces to avoid getting sick or spreading the virus to others. 

Racism and Sexual Violence

intersectionsWe share the grief, pain, and collective outrage over the racist violence that continues to be inflicted upon Black people. We join the calls for justice and accountability in policing. And we know there is more we should all expect from this moment.

To survivors and our community

For more than four decades, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center has supported survivors of sexual assault and their families with innovative, comprehensive services and resources to help them heal, while advocating for systems that better respond to the needs of survivors.

Statement on Biden Allegation

 

 

A month in: Mary Ellen Stone

Click for a message from Executive Director Mary Ellen Stone about how we're adapting and continuing to provide service through stay at home orders and other changes to our everyday lives.

 

 


 

Update to our Community

I’m someone who loves a full calendar, and a whirlwind of meetings, conversations and ideas. But it’s a different world now for all of us.

One thing that remains unchanged: sexual violence continues to affect too many individuals and families.

Table Captains Share Their Why

Some of our 2020 BE LOUD Breakfast table captains wonder what to say when inviting others to join them at the event or support the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Two of our BE LOUD Breakfast table captains, Diana Schuetz and Angela Bultemeier, shared how they approach others about KCSARC and what drives their passion to ensure survivors receive the help they need.

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