Green Bay community offers support during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted at 10:42 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 23:42:50-04

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Green Bay community shared stories of survival Monday to help victims.

A listening session at Hagemeister Park offered messages of support and hope to show treatment is available.

It's something that is vital, especially at a young age, according to Susan Lockwood, Director of the Sexual Assault Center.

"I think that getting kids information about this keeps them safer, it also sort of gives them permission to talk about what's happened to them if they may have been abused, and that they know there are support services available to them," she said.

It's important to have a community that provides space for survivors to share their stories and to know they are not alone, Lockwood said.