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SOS shelter provides safety net for victims

By Cecilia Hernandez, Shelter Manager/Victim Advocate At 3 a.m., an SOS advocate’s phone rings. Helpline staff is on another line stating an advocate is needed at a residence for a domestic dispute or at the hospital for a sexual assault. An SOS advocate arrives within 15 minutes to provide support for the victim. At SOS, safety is our primary concern, which often means utilizing
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From little seeds grow mighty trees

By Susan Faler, Community Relations Director Have you wondered how SOS makes a difference for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect? SOS has grown the last 39 years, just like the seeds we plant with our clients and community. It’s often hard to see change in our work and progress can be slow, but we continue to sow and cultivate the
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Men Can Stop Rape: Four Things You Can Do To Take A Stand

Rape is often viewed as a women’s issue. SOS would challenge you to view rape as everyone’s issue.  In fact men can stop rape!  Men can be a voice of safety for women!  And men can take a stand to end violence against women today! Here are four things you can do to take a stand today! Provide a Distraction!  If you see someone
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