Walking in Heels for Sexual Assault Victims

Here’s the Problem:

One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. Rape is the most under-reported crime and 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police. Sexual assaults happen every day causing women and men immense emotional and physical distress. These victims need outlets and ways of finding help.

Here’s the Solution:

The Quad Cities’ Family Resources Safepath Organization’s mission is to create a community free of violence through education, counseling, prevention, and advocacy. It is a local organization that deals with social services, advocacy, family restoration, and education.

Rape and domestic violence are crimes of violence motivated by a need to show power or to express anger against another person. Violence thrives on shame, secrecy, and silence. Thousands of people are served by SafePath Survivor Resources each year. If you or a loved one are ever in doubt, call us and we will help you through whatever you are experiencing.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, we are here for you.

After an assault, survivors may experience symptoms of Rape Trauma Syndrome, which include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Isolation
  • Nightmares and sleeplessness
  • Disturbing and repeated thoughts and memories

Such feelings are entirely natural. However, with time, care and guidance, survivors can move beyond these stages and begin to put their lives back together. The steps along this path are not easy. But through programs like SafePath Survivor Resources, survivors can get the help, assistance and support they need.

Here’s what WE are DOING:

The ladies of Delta Chi Theta Sorority and the men of Phi Omega Phi Fraternity are holding a fundraiser to raise funds for Safe Path as well as raise awareness on our campus. Through the help of the many participants from all aspects and groups on campus, we are holding an event called “Are you MAN enough to walk in HER shoes?” This event will be a humorous way to create awareness and raise money. Men and women will be competing in various activities and competitions while wearing heels on January 14th, 2017.

Here’s how YOU can join us in our mission:

DONATE. Do not be a bystander when you see a sexual assault happening or a situation that could turn into a possible sexual assault. Know what resources can help so you can give information out victims if need be.

And..

Come to our fundraiser on January 14th!

Thanks in advance for your help! You can make online contributions here:

https://www.piggybackr.com/delta_chi_theta/sexual-assault-victims-support-sexual-assault-victims-fundraiser