Please join NewStory Center for “Coffee and Conversation: Sexual Violence in Rutland County” on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at PEGTV, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701. “Coffee and Conversation” is being presented as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A panel discussion, featuring representatives from local agencies, will give a general overview of sexual assault in Rutland County, what prevention efforts are currently happening, and discuss what more can be done. Coffee and refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend but please R.S.V.P. by calling (802) 775-6788 or by email at [email protected].
Sexual assault is a widespread issue. Nearly one in five women and 1 in 71 men are reported to be survivors of sexual assault. NewStory Center provides support to survivors of sexual assault through emergency shelter, medical and legal advocacy, counseling and case management, and referrals to area resources. In 2022, NewStory Center accompanied 11 survivors during sexual assault nurse exams at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Additionally, NewStory Center provides prevention efforts throughout the communities of Rutland County in an effort to prevent future incidents of sexual violence.