HelpLine Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) Invites Survivors to ‘Treat Yourself’ at Annual Retreat
Delaware, OH – HelpLine will host its annual fall survivors retreat, Treat Yourself, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in Delaware, OH. This free, day-long retreat gives survivors of sexual assault, abuse, harassment, trauma or relationship violence an opportunity to engage in activities that promote healing, self-love and empowerment while bridging relationships among participants.
Survivors will immerse in a holistic healing through relaxation and rejuvenation – with pampering being the central theme. Attendees will place themselves at the center of attention and explore ways to nourish their mind, heart and soul.
“Survivors of sexual assault deal with trauma in many different ways,” said Nora Flanagan, SARN Coordinator and event organizer. Providing a safe, supportive space for survivors to connect with others who understand their journey can inspire true transformation and growth.”
According to Flanagan, past participants have expressed positive satisfaction with their experience with many looking forward to returning each year. Survivor comments include:
- “I come back to this each year and I love it!”
- “I finally feel like I am not alone.”
- “This whole day just filled my heart with warmth; I learned so much and I made some new friends.”
The annual retreat is one of many broad range of therapeutic SARN services and events to support survivors throughout Delaware, Morrow, Crawford and Wyandot counties. Available to all survivors – regardless of when the assault occurred – SARN offers healing workshops, one-one-one crisis intervention and advocacy.
To register, contact Nora Flanagan at 740.363.1835, ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact our 24/7 support and information line at 1.800.684.2324 or text helpline to 898211.
As the community’s only 24/7 resource, we are the go-to for supporting and empowering change. Our highly trained specialists offer compassionate support to help meet the needs of anyone in crisis, connecting them with the right resources and empowering them to thrive. Our prevention programs address suicide and depression, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and family violence to influence change in our community. These programs are rooted in our relationships with local non-profits and agencies, giving us the connections and knowledge to get community members the support, education and volunteer opportunities they’re looking for.
HelpLine is a contract provider of the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and partially funded by SourcePoint. A United Way Partner, HelpLine is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, National Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more information, visit: www.HelpLinedelmor.org.
Tamika Vinson, Marketing and Development Director
P: 740.363.1835, ext. 305