April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Center has partnered with local businesses in the community to give a hand in spreading awareness. This year’s campaign goals are to increase awareness surrounding sexual abuse and provide prevention materials and presentations to schools and the community throughout Coos County.
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted and every eight minutes, that victim is a child. To raise awareness, Response has partnered with local manicurists in Berlin, Lancaster, and Colebrook using the color teal in conjunction with the sexual assault awareness ribbon to create a fun way to promote awareness and start the conversation. To participate in this campaign stop in at your local manicurists to make an appointment or to gather outreach materials. The manicurists who have partnered with Response are:
• Cheryl Goupil at Nail Garden, Berlin, (603) 752-1001.
• Tanya at Hair Zone, Berlin, (603) 752-9663.
• Denise Bissonette at Shear Perfection, Lancaster, (603) 788-2891.
• Andrea Dauphinais at Country Roots, Colebrook, (603) 237-4700.
For more information, contact Response in Berlin by calling (603) 752-5679, Groveton (603) 636-1747 or the 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-866-662-4220.