Denim Day, Wednesday April 27th


Wear jeans in support of those impacted by sexual assault, and encourage those around you to do the same.


If you plan on participating in Denim Day please let Sanctuary know, and we will share your support with the community by posting pictures of you and your staff on our Facebook page.

To participate in Denim Day and get Denim Day stickers to wear on the 27th email Yasamin Ausenbaugh at yasamin.sanctuary@gmail.com or by calling 270-885-4572.

Wear Denim on April 27th. Encourage your employees to wear denim Wear your Denim Day Sticker. Let Sanctuary know you are participating in Denim Day and taking a stand against violence


Why Denim Day? In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events 2016

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Sanctuary, Inc. has planned the following activities to help raise awareness in the Pennyrile region.  All activities are free and open to the public.


Proclamation Signings
 
Wednesday April 6th at 3:30 PM, Christian County  
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks and Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month on the steps of the Christian County Justice Center located at 100 Justice Way in Hopkinsville, KY
 
Thursday April 14th at 1:00 PM, Lyon County 
Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the monthly Fiscal Court meeting to take place at 500 Westdale Ave in Eddywille, KY.
 
Monday April 18th at 4:30 PM, Hopkins County
 Madisonville Mayor David Jackson will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the City Council meeting to take place at 707 North Main Street in Madisonville, KY.  


Other Events
 
Wednesday April 27th, All Counties - Denim Day
 Wear jeans in support of sexual assault victims and encourage those around you to do the same.  If you or your business plan on participating in Denim Day please let Sanctuary know, and we will share your support with the community.
 
About Denim Day
 In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault. 
 
April - Clothesline Project, Caldwell County, Crittenden County, Livingston County, Lyon County
 The Clothesline Project will be on display at the Caldwell County Health Center located at 600 South Jefferson Street in Princeton, KY; at the Crittenden County Health Department located at 190 Industrial Drive in Marion, KY; at the Livingston County Health Center located at 124 State Street in Smithland, KY; and at the Lyon County Health Center located at 211 Fairview Avenue in Eddyville, KY.  The Clothesline Project is a display consisting of t-shirts created by survivors as a visual expression of their trauma and/or healing experiences.
 
April - Library Book Display, Lyon County
 There will be a display of books relevant to sexual assault set up at the Lyon County Public Library located at 261 Commerce Street in Eddyville, KY.

Legislative Update 2/3/16

Below are the legislative priorities of our state coalitions; Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs and Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

SB 63 Eliminate the Backlog of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Evidence Kits and Create Policies on Submitting Kits

HB 41 Leasing Protection for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims

HB 56 Address Confidentiality Expansion

HB 96 Require Counsel for Initial Temporary Removal Hearings

HB 109 & SB 60 Allow Prosecution of Perpetrators for a "continuing course of conduct" of sex crimes

HB110 Combat “Revenge Porn”

HB 141 Recognize the Lethality of Strangulation

HB 229 Amendment to Allow Concurrent Jurisdiction to Attorney General in Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions
 

For more information go to: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/

2015 Annual Dinner

SAVE THE DATE!

WHO: YOU - and every friend you can bring with you!

WHAT: A celebration of the work of Sanctuary, Inc, serving thousands of women and families in need across the Pennyrile ADD

WHERE: James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville, KY

WHEN: Thursday, August 6th, 2015 5:30pm - Social/Cocktail Hour 6:15pm - Program

WHY: The critical work of Sanctuary cannot carry on without the generosity of the communities we serve - We need your help!

Sanctuary's New Look!

Sanctuary has been serving the 9 county region around Hopkinsville for more than three decades, and for the last 10-15 years has had a web presence...but not much of one.  Today, that changes!

Welcome to the NEW Sanctuary, Inc!  The passion and care are still the same, but the online resources are all new and built to help those in need get the help the need faster in times of crisis.

Sanctuary, a place a hope and help, a place a refuge and safety.  We're here. 24/7.