WHERE HOPE AND HEALING BEGINS
                    SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER                     
                                                                                                 

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Any individual who has been abused or victimized sexually often experiences a variety of physical and/or emotional reactions that occur as a result of this trauma.  Being a victim can create feelings of vulnerability, confusion and isolation.

 While we can't take away the circumstances that brought you to us, we can help make them better.  You can find solace here, and you do not have to be alone.

                           Promise Place gives you hope. 

One of the more prevalent crimes in our community is child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse.

If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you may have to cope with challenges you never expected to face.  You may be overwhelmed by fear or anger and you may not know where to turn for help.  Promise Place can help you figure out what steps to take and what choices you may need to make.  Victim services are provided  FREE OF CHARGE and designed to respond to sexual assault victims' mental, physical, financial, social, emotional and spiritual needs.

     No one was ever meant to handle being a victim by themselves.

       It's natural to reach out for help through the healing process.

At Promise Place, you will find caring, non-judgmental support and guidance and services that are provided regardless of insurance or income.  Promise Place can help by providing any or all of the following:

CRISIS COUNSELING

COUNSELING FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES

HOSPITAL ADVOCACY

LEGAL ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION

VICTIM COMPENSATION ASSISTANCE

LINKS AND REFERRALS TO OTHER AGENCIES

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND TRAINING


 

Phone: 252-636-3381
Fax:     252-636-2278

promiseplaceonline@gmail.com

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CHILD ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT*
One out of every three girls and one out of every five to six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Children are being sexually abused on any given day, often by the very people they trust the most. These abused children range in age from the tiniest infants, teens up to elder abuse survivors.

Unfortunately, only a very small percent of abuse victims will ever tell anyone. They are afraid. They are afraid that a loved one will be hurt or killed. They are afraid that someone they love will go to jail. They are afraid no one will believe them. They are afraid the abuse will get worse.

Without early intervention, these tiny victims often go on to have significant emotional or behavioral problems, which can include: nightmares, bed-wetting, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, adolescent pregnancy, and suicidal tendencies. They will face problems in school, difficulty establishing and maintaining personal relationships, promiscuity, risky behavior, financial difficulties, among others. Victims pay for their abuse over and over, and the consequences can be life-long. It is critical to provide comprehensive, quality care in a compassionate manner to these victims in order to minimize the trauma they've endured and to prevent these likely negative life consequences.
 

THE COST...

The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect is $103.8 billion based on data drawn from sources in 2007.

Although the economic costs associated with child abuse and neglect are substantial, it is essential to recognize that it is impossible to calculate the impact of pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life that victims of child abuse and neglect experience.  These losses though difficult to quantify in monetary terms, are real and should not be overlooked,  in fact, may represent the largest cost component of violence against children when allocating resources.

Special thanks and much appreciation to LuLu Tate for this video.

 
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