Letter: SARA does great work year-roundFor the past four months I have been actively training as a sexual assault advocate and interning for SARA — Sexual Assault Resource Agency.
By: Michelle Schellhammer, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
For the past four months I have been actively training as a sexual assault advocate and interning for SARA — Sexual Assault Resource Agency. Throughout my training and interning, I have gained a great amount of knowledge in the area of sexual assault. The more knowledgeable that I become in this area, the more aware I become of how important an agency like SARA is.
I believe that if it were not for SARA there would be no awareness and preventing of sexual assault in our area, along with no outreach into our communities. In the time that I have spent with SARA I have seen the amazing things this agency does for their clients and also for our community — from attending conferences to speaking out to children in all surrounding areas, on how to prevent sexual assault.
I do not believe that this is something that SARA alone can do, I believe there is some responsibility that lies within all of us and, if we all work together a little at a time we will see a difference — whether it be talking to your children and educating them in this area, to becoming an advocate — we can all make a difference.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I felt that it would be a great time to bring to light SARA and the great work the agency does all year long.