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How the Norfolk Family Justice Center is helping serve survivors of sexual assault

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Norfolk Family Justice Center (NFJC) held its grand opening in November 2019 with the goal of providing more comprehensive services to victims of violence, all in one location. The clinic at the NFJC is a safe space that offers medical forensic exams performed by a team of caring sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). These… Continue Reading How the Norfolk Family Justice Center is helping serve survivors of sexual assault

What can YOU do?

Thursday, October 17, 2019

In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime (Source: NCADV.org).  With such high statistics, you have likely had a loved one experience violence, whether or not you were aware of their experience.  If they… Continue Reading What can YOU do?

Ending sexual assault: It’s up to you

Monday, September 10, 2018

By Mary Kate Andris, YWCA South Hampton Roads President and CEO April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – an opportunity to create community action to end this societal scourge. Nationally, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). On average, 68 percent of… Continue Reading Ending sexual assault: It’s up to you