RDAP partners with Bridge of Hope; Hosts drive-through clinic

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Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 6:41 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On April 9, RDAP hosted a drive-through event to hand out bags with self-care information and resources. Bridge of Hope Advocacy Center assisted with the event to spread awareness about support in our community.

“Sometimes, people have a hard time reaching out for help,” said Amanda Eades Bridge of Hope’s Outreach Coordinator. “By doing this drive-through event, gives people the opportunity get their help and know the resources are available in our area.”

Sexual assault not only affects survivors but also our community.

“It’s the collaboration between multiple organizations that are bringing the community together from different aspects to bring more awareness to sexual assault,” said RDAP Community Engagement Coordinator Amber Garza.

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. For every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only 5 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison.

During 2019, RDAP advocated for around 100 victims of sexual assault and helped an additional 100 in 2020. Areas of victimization varied from child sexual abuse or assault, dating sexual violence, intimate partner sexual assault, sexual assault or harassment, a survivor of incest and/or sex trafficking.

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