Join the staff of VOICE Sexual Assault Services and local high school artists at the 3rd Annual Adolescent Allies Art Show Awards Ceremony and Presentation on Friday, May 6 at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. The students will showcase their original, thought-provoking art pieces reflecting on this year’s theme of Self Esteem: Body, Mind or Soul.
College scholarship money will be awarded as follows: 1st place $1,000; 2nd place $500; 3rd and 4th place $250.
The reception is from 5:00 – 9:00 pm with the presentation and awards ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm. Accompanying the presentation, will be a brief educational info-session that focuses on and raises awareness of today’s issues surrounding sexual assault such as “sexting,” date rape drugs, and consent. Parents are encouraged to attend this event to learn the latest information in keeping their children and teens safe in an ever-changing world.
VOICE Sexual Assault Services is a division of Pioneer Center for Human Services, the largest social service agency in McHenry County providing services to the most at-risk youth and the most vulnerable community members. As a result of the challenging economy, VOICE continues to see a rise in the victims and families it serves. Last year, VOICE provided counseling and advocacy services to 146 victims and their significant others; and provided education and training to over 6,000 individuals. All services are free and confidential and are available to all residents of McHenry County.
The 3rd Annual Adolescent Allies Art Show is sponsored by the Donna L. Vestal Fund
PAVE is a multi-national non-profit that uses art, education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. These crimes are extremely prevalent, but shrouded in silence and shame. Every person knows someone who has been affected by sexual assault, but the majority of folks will never even know it! It is up to us to be the voice for everyone who has been silenced by violence!! Join PAVE for its inaugural national walk as a day of solidarity for an empowering conclusion to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Your donations will help our 35 walkers meet their fundraising goals and help us shatter the silence of sexual violence.
Take Back the Night- DuPage is proud to announce its 18th annual Take Back the Night Rally! The event will take place Saturday October 2nd, at Central Park, 104 E Benton Avenue in Naperville, beginning at 4:00 PM.
Browse Take Back the Night DuPage's booths and displays, enjoy the live music. The keynote speaker will be Erin Merryn, author of Stolen Innocence and Living for Today, memoirs about childhood sexual abuse. Take Back the Night DuPage is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. They work to prevent future violence and to empower survivors of abuse and assault. Join them for a memorable night of empowerment and check out a great cause at the Take Back the Night Rally on Saturday October 2nd!
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking.
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
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