Commit: Make a Difference
All of us, working together can commit to ending sexual and domestic violence.
You can "Make a Difference" as an individual
Share information on resources available. Guide someone to the I Need Help
section of our website or the 24-hour hotline.
Believe a friend or loved one who reaches out. Learn how to give support to a survivor of sexual
Learn the myths and realities or red flags of sexual
violence; share these with friends and family.
If you are a survivor, share your story
with us so your story can help the community understand the issues and how we can affect change.
You can "Make a Difference" in your family
Practice non-violence and respect in all your relationships. Be a role model of a healthy relationship for your children or grandchildren.
Monitor your teens and pre-teens for red flags
in their dating relationships. Talk to them about violent and controlling behaviors.
Pay attention to signs of abuse happening to those who rely on others for care.
You can “Make a Difference” in your Community
Do not allow others to stereotype survivors—correct friends, co-workers and family members when you hear these misconceptions.
Ask your faith leader, employer or health care provider to sponsor a training
on partner violence and display SafePlace materials
with SafePlace - community fundraisers, awareness events and donation drives.
Ask your healthcare provider to screen for sexual assault and domestic violence.