By the age of 18, one in four women and one in six men are victims of sexual abuse while every 90 seconds another person becomes a victim of sexual assault.
Young people are at the highest risk of sexual violence. Women ages 18-24 who are college students are three times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are four times more likely.
The damage doesn't stop there. “Sexual abuse victims are three times more likely to suffer depression, six times more likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol and 26 times more likely to abuse drugs than those who have not been sexually abused,” according to an article by Alcohol Rehab.
It costs on average $1200 to provide care tailored to an individual's journey. After coming forward, a clinical director and survivor will create a road map for care which could include individual counseling, group therapy, empowerment programs, ways to find one's voice and peer-led support groups. Most survivors aren’t sure what steps to take or where to turn. Our goal is to help guide them on this journey.