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Middletown Transcript
  • Townsend to host forum for sexual abuse support groups Wednesday

  • Several support groups for sexual abuse victims will discuss the services they offer during a forum at Townsend town council's meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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  • Several support groups for sexual abuse victims will discuss the services they offer during a forum at Townsend town council's meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    Groups slated to attend the forum include Survivors of Abuse in Recovery (SOAR), a non-profit organization that provides mental health services and support to abuse victims; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), a nurse-run program that provides support and assistance to abuse victims in the emergency room; Advocating Liberation and Non-Oppression in Incest (ALANI), the pseudonym of a Delaware business owner, author and blogger who advocates for abuse victims; and Contact Lifeline, a crisis helpline center that provides counseling and prevention programs to adolescent victims of sexual assault.
    Each group will make a short presentation and provide contact information.
    The forum at Townsend Town Hall, 661 South St., is being sponsored by Townsend town council in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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