A.S.H.E.A Safe Home for Everyone
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What is A.S.H.E?
- The sole provider of services to survivors of intimate partner violence & sexual assault, and their loved ones, in Ashe County, NC.
- 24-hour crisis line for survivors of intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault.
- Safe and confidential place for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
- Confidential and safe emergency and transitional housing for survivors and their children.
- Short-term crisis intervention counseling and support.
- Support and advocacy for survivors through medical and legal processes.
- Case management, information, and referrals.
- Confidential intimate partner violence and sexual assault support groups for adults and children.
- Awareness and skill development programs for schools, faith communities, civil groups and professional groups
- Meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members.
- Support Group
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic effecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against another is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.
Exerting Power and Control through physical means:
– Hitting/ slapping
– Shoving/ grabbing
– Pinching/ biting/ hair pulling
– Includes denying a partner medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use upon them
– Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent
– Marital/partner rape
– Treating one in a sexually demeaning manner
– Making fun or degrading their partner’s body/sexual past
– “If you won’t give it to me, I’ll get it somewhere else”
– Undermining an individual’s sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem
– constant criticism
– diminishing one’s abilities
– name calling
– damaging one’s relationship with their children.
– unspoken control
– Maintaining control by causing fear by intimidation
– Threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner’s family and/or friends
– Destruction of pets and property
– Forcing isolation from family, friends, or school and/or work
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Services
– 24-hour hotline and in person response as needed
– Court advocacy/accompaniment for civil and criminal matters
– Assistance in filing protective orders
– Emergency and transitional housing in scattered sites for up to 60 days of stay
– On-going case management and supportive counseling
– Support group for survivors and their children
– In house therapy services and/or referrals
– Referrals and assistance with other matters that impact survivors
– Medical advocacy and accompaniment
Sexual assault services programs like A Safe Home for Everyone play a pivotal role in the healing journey of those who have experienced sexual violence. Healing from sexual violence is a process that often takes time, resources, and empathic support. They provide advocacy services related to the immediate crisis and long-term needs of survivors, as well as prevention and education efforts focused on building strong and safe communities.
Types of Sexual Assault:
– Acquaintance/Intimate Partner Rape
– Sexual Harassment
– Stranger Rape
– Alcohol/ Drug Facilitated Assault
– Child Sexual Abuse
– Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
– Statutory Rape
Sexual Assault (SA) Services
– 24-hour hotline and in person response as needed
– Support and accompaniment to hospital for forensic evidence collection
– Advocacy and accompaniment during law enforcement interviews and investigation
– Advocacy and accompaniment with the District Attorney’s office during court proceedings
– Assistance with filing protective orders
– On-going advocacy and short term crisis supportive counseling
– In-house therapy services and/or referrals
– Referrals to other agencies and services based on needs
– Support for non-offending parents of child sexual abuse
– Support group
Sexual assault is an ongoing problem in our communities, schools, and workplaces, largely fueled by our reluctance to openly address it. We must use our voices and engage in constructive dialogue to combat this issue proactively. By breaking the silence surrounding sexual violence, we can effectively address and eliminate it. Let’s stalk about it!
WORKING TO END THE CYCLE…
Providing education, empowerment, and support for children, adolescents, and teens to work toward ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault.
School-Based Programming That Can Be Offered
HANDS ARE NOT FOR HITTING
– Alternatives to hitting when expressing anger
– 3 sessions per class
– Craft & Musical activities: puppet making, painting, drawing, “Shake Your Angries Out” song.
– Grades K-6
– Collaboration with 4H afterschool
– Broken into groups by age (K-2, 3-6)
– 4 Sessions
– Utilizes literature such as: Hands are Not for Hitting, Words are Not for Hurting, and One.
– Play games and do art activities to discuss why we shouldn’t bully
– Empowerment group for middle school girls ages 11-13
– Building self esteem, positive body image, leadership skills
– Discussions on healthy relationships & what it means to be a girl in our culture
– Activities include: Crafts, Journaling, Role-Play
– 9 session program
– Discusses healthy relationships, consent, being an active bystander
– Activities include: role play, interactive games, journaling, collages
– Student Body Outreach: Respect Week, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Prom
Contact our office if you are interested in learning more or would like us to offer one of these programs to your group.
For more information please call:
Office: (336) 982-8851
Crisis Line: (336) 246-5430
A Safe Home for Everyone is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us work towards ending intimate partner violence and sexual assault in our community.
Spread the word about healthy relationships and the signs of abuse to your friends, family and community!
Make a Donation!
A Safe Home for Everyone is always grateful for donations!
Examples Include: Care or Hygiene Bags, Baby Bags & Diapers, Gender Neutral Hospital Bags