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Candlelight Vigil For Survivors and Victims of Sexual Violence

United States > Hartford > Capitol Building, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 > 2014-02-27 > 06:30 pm

About The Event

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain will be hosting a candle light vigil to rise against violence in memory of all survivors and victims of sexual violence. The event will be on the North steps of the Capitol building in Hartford. Address: 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06106. 6:30p- Distribution of candles 6:35p- Speakers 6:45p- Silent walk around Capitol building 7p- Open Mic, reading of "The Rising" monologue 7:15p- Moment of silence and closing remarks

About The Organization

Sexual Assault Crisis Service

24/7 Confidential Hotline
English: 888-999-5545
Local 24/7 Hotlines: 860-223-1787 and 860-547-1022
Spanish: 888-568-8332

We provide Free supportive and empathetic counseling and advocacy to anyone affected by sexual assault for people located in Hartford county, plus Plymouth, and part of Tolland County. We focus on empowering survivors of sexual assault to make their own decisions. We will not give you advice or tell you what you should do. We are here to listen without judgment, and to provide a safe and healing environment. We believe all survivors of sexual assault can heal, and are capable of deciding what is right for them.
We offer:
24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors.
Accompaniment/advocacy for seuxal assault survivors and their loved ones throughout medical, police, and court procedures.
Short term, individual counseling.
A variety of support groups.
Information and referrals regarding additional services.
Prevention education presentations.
Bilingual and male counselors, as well as sign language interpreters available upon request.

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