Every 73 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Every 9 minutes, that victim is a child.

Sexual assault is any attempted or completed sexual act against a person’s will or against a person who is unable to give consent (giving permission or saying Yes!). Consent is a voluntary, mutual, informed, active, and ongoing agreement between legal aged participants to engage in sexual activity and can be reversed at any time.

Sexual assault includes everything from harassment and indecent exposure to child molestation, incest, Intimate Partner Violence, and rape. It is motivated by the need to control, humiliate, and harm. Sexual Assault can happen to anyone; rich or poor, any race, any age, any gender.

Sexual assault of any type can be a very traumatic experience, even if you’re able to get away from the attacker. If you’ve been sexually assaulted, it’s important to remember:

How can Family Sunshine Center help?

Do you feel unsafe now?
Call us at 334.263.0128. Our crisis advocates are available 24/7 to provide information, advocacy, and support. You can also call the police/911 if you feel unsafe and need immediate help.
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Do you have a safe place to sleep?
Everyone deserves to have a safe place to sleep, eat, and live. We provide short-term, emergency, and safe shelter for anyone fleeing from sexual violence.
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Do you want to talk to someone?
We provide the counseling and services you need to start your recovery. We want you to know that we believe you, we support you, and we will stand by your side every step of the way.
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There is never a cost to you for our services.

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