24-hour Crisis Hotline:
If you have been a victim of sexual assault and are seeking help, please call today. Locally you can call: 269.245.3925
Definition: Sexual Assault is an invasion of a personís physical and psychological being. It includes: rape, same-sex assault, incest, child molestation and any other sexual activity into which a person is forced without his/her consent.
At Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County, we believe that:
- No person has the right to sexually violate another person.
- Sexual Assault is an act of power and violence committed by one human being against the will of another.
- Sexual Assault is a potentially painful experience, and victims often suffer from both the physical assault and the emotional aftermath.
- Sexual Assault is surrounded by societal myths, stereotypes and stigma that may affect the response of the victim, family, friends and community at large.
Survivors of sexual assault, and those who care about them, deserve the best possible assistance for empowerment and healing.