As a survivor of sexual assault you may be faced with emotion and challenges just like any survivor, but there also might be additional hurdles to face. At the YWCA of Greater Flint we believe you and we're here to help you overcome those hurdles. You're not alone, below might be some reactions that resonate with you.
Wondering if it's your fault
Not finding support in some communities
support lbgtq survivors
When a survivor comes to share their story before going to the resources a few things will help.
Validate their feelings
Be direct expressing you're concerning and care
Use inclusive language that affirms the survivors gender identity and sexual orientation
Do not ask for details of the assault
Equality Michigan: Primary goal is to connect victims of individual incidents of bias, discrimination, harassment, and violence, including intimate partner violence, to the support, referral, and navigational services they need to achieve justice. https://equalitymi.org/ Wellness Services: Is a safe space where individuals and couples can get tested for HIV and STIs. Members of the LGBT community can drop-in and hang out, attend educational workshops, help plan and attend events, use a computer or watch some television. wellnessaids.org/
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