Friday, December 31, 2010

Links to women's safety tips for New Year's Eve

We've scoured the web to bring you links with information that you need. The sites below have information about women's safety tips for New Year's Eve (and other occasions.) It can be true when they say "the best defense is a good offense". Nothing is fool proof. Sometimes though, the best way to prevent sexual assault is to be vigilant about your personal safety.

If the worst happens...

Try to stay calm as best you can. Seek safety immediately and call 911. Don't change anything about yourself. Don't comb your hair or use the bathroom unless you have to. Do go to the hospital or sexual assault crisis center so they can gather evidence and give you reassurance. This is important to do even if you don't want to prosecute.

We want you to know that it is not your fault! 
You are never to blame for the actions of another person.

We also want you to know that is available. Not only is your local sexual assault center ready and willing to help but RAINN operates a national hotline. Call 1.800.656.HOPE. Someone is there 24/7 who help. Don't hesitate to call them. You deserve any help that you need to heal.

Everyone at Hope for Healing.Org wishes you the safest, most fun New Year's Eve that you can possibly have. We believe that 2011 will be your best year yet. Enjoy the evening, have fun but most of all, be safe.

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