Ruth Place will be a comprehensive, structured trauma recovery program focusing on the mental health of sexual violence survivors.
Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Every 9 minutes, a child is proven to be a victim. The numbers are shocking. So are the long-term effects on survivors. They experience more severe psychological and emotional distress than victims of other violent crimes.
Sexual assault survivors are more likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), use drugs, have difficulty holding jobs, parenting and maintaining relationships with family and friends.
For victims in Arizona, there is often no place to go to heal. Sexual trauma sufferers need a safe place to find their words and tell their stories, to empower themselves to move from victim to survivor and then, from surviving to thriving.
NCJW AZ is creating Ruth Place-a comprehensive trauma recovery treatment program and social support network that empowers survivors of sexual assault and exploitation to take control over their lives and futures.
Ruth Place will address the social, emotional, and psychological needs of survivors, their families, and friends, at all stages of the recovery process. The comforting, emotionally safe environment will provide a diverse population of survivors over age 16 access to no-cost or low-cost individual counseling, group therapy, emergency intervention mentorships, and social support networks to enable long-term trauma recovery. We are currently raising funds to make this facility a reality.
Programs will address the entire scope of sexual violence survivor experiences, the effects of intermediate and long-term trauma, and the range of needs not provided in dual/multi-service programs.
Low or no-cost In-person, outpatient, & remote treatment in a comprehensive, structured minimum 12-week trauma recovery program.
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