Today we were joined by a couple of folks from the Sexual Violence Center (SVC) whose mission is to eradicate sexual violence and abuse by:
- Challenging the systems and individuals that promote privilege, oppression and domination,
- Educating those that will join us as advocates and catalysts for change, and
- Supporting those who have been victimized, empowering them to not only survive but thrive, finding power and movement in our collective voices.
Since 1985, the Sexual Violence Center has been serving youth and adult victim/survivors of sexual violence 12 years of age and older. We have offices in Minneapolis and Chaska, and work in Hennepin, Carver and Scott counties. We will never turn anyone away from service if they live outside of these counties, but can often refer people to a local agency that has connections with more specific resources to help.
SVC has their 10th annual silent auction fund raiser coming up, The Wake Up Call and Bhakti Wellness center will be supporting this event that helps raise the majority of the operating costs for the SVC. (more details coming soon)
If you have been a victim of sexual violence and need help/support, PLEASE call their 24-hour crisis line at 612-871-5111.