Coffee for a Cause: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Coffee for a Cause: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be impacted by sexual abuse by their 18th birthday? This can have a severe and lasting effect throughout their lives, and victims are often ashamed to speak about their trauma with their close family.

The Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault (CAASA) offers a safe place for victims of sexual assault to seek unbiased support and counselling. All services are provided free of charge, are confidential and are available to men, women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

These services include a 24 hour hotline, crisis counseling and advocacy, ongoing counseling and support groups, shelter, medical and legal advocacy, school outreach and violence prevention programs, community education and information programs, and professional education.

All April, The Lantern Coffeehouse & Roastery is raising money to support this ministry that helps our community: buy 1 pound of our freshly roasted, small-batch coffees and we'll donate $1 to CAASA.

This small action can go a long way to assist those in our area who need help and support and all the money raised will go to help survivors and raise awareness to stop sexual violence.

For more info go to www.caasaonline.org or call their hope line at 877-362-4612.

Other ways to get involved this month:

  • Attend local Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities in your community or plan an event.
  • Use social media to spread the word and post what you’re doing online.
  • Learn more about this issue and educate others in your life.
  • Participate in Adult Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Training, and looking into policies that affect your children at school, daycare, and other youth-based settings.