Family Refuge Center

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this years theme is #IAsk

Did you know? 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence.

The goal for #SAAM is fo raise public awareness around sexual harassment, sexual assault, and abuse. The goal is to educate our communities on how to prevent it.

To kick off this month, let’s learn about consent.
What is consent?
⭐️ Consent is asking what someone wants and needs and doesn’t want and need
⭐️ Listening carefully to the answer
⭐️ Respecting their decisions regarding their boundaries, needs, wants
⭐️ Creating a healthy space for someone to say no, whether verbal or otherwise

How do you ask for consent? What do you say when you are being asked? #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth
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Today is the 5th Annual Start by Believing Day! This years theme is Every Response Matters. We all know what happens when we start by believing, but what happens with those in need of help are not believed? #StartbyBelieving #SAAM

Below I will leave 3 Responses to a Disclosure of Sexual Violence:

1. I believe you
2. I’m sorry this happened
3. I am here for you
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We’d like to give a shoutout to our shelter staff and advocates for all of their hard work and dedication to serving survivors during this difficult time. Family Refuge Center continues to provide emergency shelter and crisis advocacy via our 24/7 hotline at (304)645-6334.❤️ Thank you, frontline advocates. ❤️⠀

We see you. ⠀
We see your hard work. ⠀
We see you helping those who need it. ⠀
We're here for you. ⠀

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Tag the advocate you're thankful for and tell them "Thank You" today.
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Family Refuge Center (FRC) is a community-based domestic violence and sexual assault center. We are committed to ending physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in families. We encourage and promote healthy family life based on mutual respect and support for all family members.

With offices located in Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties, Family Refuge Center is seeking to provide services for victims of abuse throughout much of southern West Virginia.

If you’d like to help there is a donation button listed below. Also, if you are in need of any of our services, please read the information below to see how you can contact us safely.

PURPOSE

To this end, we provide direct services to victims and develop community awareness and responsiveness through our Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, Continuing Support, Community Education and Outreach Programs.

 SERVICES

  • 24 Hour Hot Line
  • 24 Hour Emergency Shelter
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Support Groups
  • Sexual Assault Services     
  • Information and Referral
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Advocacy and Support with Community Resources                                                                                                        

To contact Family Refuge Center, please call 304-645-6334 or mail us at P.O. Box 249  Lewisburg, WV 24901.