Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

At Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) we provide compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with our community to promote safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention. A core function of the work we do is to serve all in our community impacted by sexual violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The purpose of SAAM is to raise awareness within our community about sexual assault and educate the public on how to be a part of the solution. We invite you to join us as we stand for victims throughout the month of April. #ItsOnUsDentonCounty #SAAM

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Upcoming Events

During the month of April our Prevention, Education and Awareness team will be host events and education opportunities for the entire community. Take a stand for victims by showing up and showing your support. 

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#ChurchToo

Sole Survivor A Cup of Prevention Denim Day Raising the Bar

April 5th | Denton Public Safety Training Center

#ChurchToo seeks to bring awareness to the implicit and explicit ways that our communities of faith shelter, ignore, or even encourage abuses of power, sexual assault, and gender-based violence.

April 11th | Emily Fowler Public Library

Come out to Sole Survivor, presented by Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers, to create an art piece in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Bring a pair of shoes to represent someone you know that has been impacted by sexual violence. We will use th shoes to create an art piece, and will then donate them to clients.

Open Days at Participating Locations

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month we invite you to celebrate survivors with a #CupOfPrevention. Embrace your voice, grab a cup of java, and post on Facebook to show your support. It's that simple! See the Facebook event for a list of participating shops.

April 24th | Your Workplace!

Stand with us on April 24th and wear your jeans in support of victims/survivors of sexual violence! Wear jeans with with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault. Post pictures on Facebook!

Dates to Come

Raising the Bar is an effort in partnership with bars all over Denton to educate bartenders and employees of local businesses about sexual assault and what they can do to protect their patrons.

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Take the #StartByBelieving Pledge

When someone tells you they were raped or sexually assaulted, knowing how to respond is critical. A negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where perpetrators face no consequences for their crimes. Start by Believing stops this cycle by improving our personal and professional reactions.

It all starts with you. Make your personal commitment to Start by Believing.

To learn more about End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) visit their website: www.startbybelieving.org

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Make A Donation 

By making a contribution you are investing in safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention for victims right here in our community. Thank you for giving! #SAAM #ItsOnUsDentonCounty 

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Invite your friends to give by creating a team with our peer-to-peer fundraising tool. Check it out! 

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Typical warning signs of abuse - Preview

Typical warning signs of abuse

1 in 4 women will experience intimate partner violence - Preview

1 in 4 women will experience intimate partner violence

591 clients were served through legal services in 2017 - Preview

591 clients were served through legal services in 2017