By Eric Fischer
1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men are survivors of sexual assault, and HELP of Door County is trying to spotlight this issue during the month of April. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and HELP of Door County is raising awareness of the issue, as well as educating people on the services they provide to victims. Steve Vickman, Executive Director of HELP of Door County shares some of the alarming statistics.
Vickman adds that HELP of Door County provides safe homes and support groups for victims, as well as referrals for counseling and legal options, free of charge and these are available 24/7. Sexual Assault Awareness Month was first observed nationally in April 2001. HELP of Door County can be reached 24/7 at the phone numbers on their website.