In Business: Support Within Reach Provides Help For Sexual Violence Victims

In Business: Support Within Reach Provides Help For Sexual Violence Victims


>>JUST TO FINISH ANY IN CONDITION.>>– ANY CONDITION.>>GOOD POINT. THANKS, AJ.>>>SUPPORT WITHIN REACH IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION LOCATED IN BEMIDJI AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. FOR THIS WEEK’S IN BUSINESS, DESTINY WIGGINS TELLS US HOW THIS USEFUL AND UNIQUE RESOURCE CAN SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE.>>SUPPORT WITHIN REACH IS A SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER. THE CENTER COVERS SIX COUNTIES IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA AND IS THE LARGEST AND SECOND OLDEST SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA >>VICTIMS, SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS SO IT REALLY IS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE SELF-IDENTIFY. SOME DO IDENTIFY AS VICTIMS. SOME DON’T IDENTIFY AS ANY OF THE THREE THAT I JUST SAID. FOR MOST OF OUR OWN KIND OF TECHNICAL PURPOSES, WE DO CALL THEM VICTIMS.>>WE HAVE 24/7, 365 HOT LINE SO THAT SOMEONE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO OUR VICTIMS.>>SUPPORT WITHIN REACH OFFERS SEVERAL PROGRAMS TO ENSURE VICTIMS ARE SUPPORTED. THESE PROGRAMS RANGE FROM 24 HOUR CRISIS HOT LINE, CRISIS INTERVENTION, AND ONGOING COUNSELLING, FOLLOW-UP ASSISTANCE, SUPPORT GROUPS, AND MORE. EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS AT SUPPORT WITHIN REACH GO THROUGH A HANDS-ON AND INTENSE TRAINING PROCESS TO ENSURE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS RECEIVE THE CARE THEY BOTH WANT AND NEED.>>I ALWAYS LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THAT WE’RE WITH THAT PERSON FROM MAYBE THE NIGHT IT HAPPENS OR MAYBE, YOU KNOW, RIGHT WHEN THEY ARE GETTING OUT OF THAT BAD SITUATION TILL THEY DON’T WANT TO WORK WITH US ANYMORE. AND I THINK THAT THAT EVERY DAY ADVOCACY, THAT CONSTANT SUPPORT, AND WE ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY CONSTANT BIASED SUPPORT BECAUSE WE’RE BIASSED TO OUR CLIENTS IS WHAT PULLS PEOPLE OUT OF THESE REALLY DARK SITUATIONS AND AGAIN HELPS INSTILL HOPE IN THEM.>>REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, DESTINY WIGGINS, LAKELAND NEWS.>>THE SUPPORT GROUPS OFFERED THROUGH THE RESOURCE CENTER ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES AND

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