Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In April, communities across the country are coming together to support survivors in recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The goal of SAAM is to make respect the norm everywhere! During SAAM our community takes action to promote the safety of others by showing survivors they are believed and supported. We want to raise visibility about sexual assault and share how it can be prevented by changing behaviors and promoting respect, inclusion and safety for everyone in our community!

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence means that someone forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Sexual violence can include words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence. Read More >>

Did you know that 1 in 6 American Women and 1 in 33 American Men has been a victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime?

How can InterAct Help? 

InterAct’s counselors provide support to survivors of sexual assault at any point along their healing journey. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted please call our sexual assault crisis lines at 919-828-3005 or 866-291-0853 toll-free. You are not alone. Read More >>

InterAct’s Solace Center provides expert nursing care and forensic evidence collection in a private, confidential and safe location. Survivors of rape and sexual assault have the opportunity to access support services from a trained InterAct advocate along with the collection of forensic evidence that can be used to prosecute rape cases. Read More >>

Want to get involved?

Using your voice to speak out against violence and create safe spaces for everyone is one of the many ways YOU can help break the cycle of violence! Check out our calendar of events and join us at any of our Virtual Events to learn more about supporting survivors in our community.

Check out InterAct SAAM Resource Guide for statistics and helpful information to spread awareness in your community!