TOGETHER LET’S END SEXUAL VIOLENCE // THERE IS HELP & THERE IS HOPE // July 2018

TOGETHER LET’S END SEXUAL VIOLENCE // THERE IS HELP & THERE IS HOPE // July 2018

Hope Project provides free & confidential support to survivors of sexual assault and/or

the loved ones of survivors, no matter where you are at in your healing process.

 

www.esshelter.com/sexual-assault-advocacy-hope-project

https://www.facebook.com/HopeProject42

Your Voice Matters

Taking a stand, in preventing sexual violence in our community takes all of us. For many, the topic of sexual violence can be uncomfortable. Even though it may be hard for you to talk about, there are many other ways one can do their part in the prevention of sexual violence and the building of a safe, respectful community for all.

Providing our children and young adults with the right tools for building healthy relationships and establishing healthy boundaries is a huge step that will change the future for generations to come.

Encourage respect for themselves and respect for others. Discuss ways everyone can help in the prevention of bullying by stopping the name-calling and harassment. Let's work together to create a widespread acceptance of diversity both in the schools and in the workplace.

Together, we can make the change. Each and every one of us has a right to be respected and the right to be heard. Start the conversation today. Your voice does matter!

Saying things out loud makes them happen.

Join the movement by taking the pledge. Commit to helping create a culture of consent, bystander intervention and survivor support.

Take the pledge at #ITS ON US @ https://www.itsonus.org/

 
Hope Project’s Self-Care Tips

Summer is finally here!

Whether you enjoy a lazy, daisy sunny afternoon or a fun-filled morning of exploring, here are some tips for inspiring you to go out and enjoy a little outdoor time created especially for you!

  • Take a lazy stroll down your favorite street
  • Wake up early and look to the east for the perfect sunrise
  • Grab a blanket and head for a shady tree
  • Stop and watch the clouds roll by on a cloudy afternoon
  • Splash in the rain puddles- don't be afraid to get wet
  • Go on a scavenger hunt personalized by you
  • Set your alarm to catch the setting sun
  • Run through a field of wildflowers
  • Head to your local waterhole and dip your toes in
  • Stop, breathe and listen to the wind billow through the trees
  • Explore the outdoors and find the special thing that truly inspires you!

 

Connect With Hope Project Support Groups

Women's drop-in peer support group

Self-Care Workshop for Survivors

Email patriciak@esshelter.com or call 360-703-3762 ext. 16                                             

 

Volunteering

Hope Project volunteers advocate for sexual assault survivors at the hospital, learn how you can make a difference!

Email samanthao@esshelter or call 360-703-3762 ext. 10

 

Outreach

Hope Project also provides free presentations on sexual violence prevention and Hope Project program information to schools, businesses, churches and other organizations.

Email caleb@esshelter.com or call 360-703-3762 #13