Jamestown  (SAFE Shelter)  Nationally, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich proclaimed Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Day in the city of Jamestown.

On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show, on CSi Cable 2, Jamestown SAFE Shelter, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, Mary Thysell says,  National data shows that more than one in three women and nearly one in four men have experienced sexual violence during their lifetime  and one in ten children will experience sexual abuse often resulting in long term effects that can impact individuals, families, communities and society at large.

In 2020, Safe Shelter assisted 35 victims of sexual assault, fifteen of whom were primary victims with whom we had personal contact. Mary says,  “We ask that you show your support for survivors of sexual assault by wearing teal on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.”

Photo courtesy Mary Thysell