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July 18, 2018

OCO’s SAF and SUNY Oswego Partner to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault


OSWEGO, NY – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Oswego County Opportunities SAF program and SUNY Oswego are raising their voices together to increase awareness in our community.

In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month Oswego County Opportunities SAF program and SUNY Oswego have partnered to increase awareness of sexual assault in our community. From left are OCO SAF Victim Advocate Jake West, Title IX Coordinator with SUNY Oswego Lisa Evaneski, SAF Advocate/Educator Chelsea Spier, and SAF intern / SUNY Oswego student Isabella Winklestine.

In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month Oswego County Opportunities SAF program and SUNY Oswego have partnered to increase awareness of sexual assault in our community. From left are OCO SAF Victim Advocate Jake West, Title IX Coordinator with SUNY Oswego Lisa Evaneski, SAF Advocate/Educator Chelsea Spier, and SAF intern / SUNY Oswego student Isabella Winklestine.

Some of the many events will include: Title IX Info Sessions April 6, The Clothesline Project from April 9 to 20, Yards for Yeardley April 23, International Denim Day April 25, Bar Outreach April 27, and Not Someone Like Me play April 30.

The collaboration between SAF and SUNY Oswego has resulted in increased awareness of sexual assault and the issues surrounding it, as well as student body and community involvement in interpersonal violence prevention.

“Strong partnerships like this are vital to spreading the message that ‘It’s On Us’ to stop sexual violence, and we are ready and willing to take up that responsibility.” said OCO Community Response Coordinator Stacie France.

For information on any of these events contact Sara Carmichael at 315-342-1533 ext. 1544.

If you or someone you know is a survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, or elder abuse, please call the SAF Crisis Hotline at (315) 342-1600.

The hotline is staffed by trained counselors and is available 24 hours.

SAF is the domestic violence and rape crisis program for Oswego County and has provided crisis, supportive, advocacy and educational services throughout Oswego County for more than 30 years.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org.

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