The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV – www.oaesv.org) recognizes individuals that demonstrate outstanding efforts to end sexual violence and/or support survivors in Ohio. HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc. (HelpLine) is proud to announce, Nora Flanagan, Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) Program Coordinator, as the winner of the 2014 Excellence in Advocacy Award. Nora demonstrated exemplary commitment to sexual assault victims by providing excellent rape crisis advocacy.
“This past year, Nora’s work on behalf of those who’ve experienced sexual violence was exceptional. In addition to providing ongoing compassionate support to survivors, she worked with allied professionals to ensure a comprehensive, coordinated response following a sexual assault report. She helped people in very difficult situations determine what steps they needed to take. Her abilities were attested to time and again by the survivors with whom she worked. She helped people get needed information, supported them through lengthy criminal justice processes, and provided healing opportunities. Nora’s commitment to ending sexual violence while supporting those who’ve experienced it was undeniable and we are grateful for her work on behalf of HelpLine”, said Nancy Radcliffe, Sexual Assault Services Director, HelpLine.
SARN advocates are available to assist survivors at emergency and police departments immediately following an assault and can help connect a survivor to the resources at HelpLine and in our community.
The HelpLine SARN program offers:
- A free, 24-hour information, referral and crisis line at 1.800.684.2324
- Individual support at hospitals and law enforcement agencies.
- Survivors of sexual assault workshops.
- One-on-one crisis intervention and advocacy.
- Healing workshops for survivors & their support people.
- Annual Retreat.
- 18-20′something Support Group.
Even if the assault happened years ago, the SARN program at HelpLine can still help. Unfortunately, many survivors do not think they need help until months or years after the assault. Remember, it’s never too late to get help. Call HelpLine’s 24/7 hotline at 1-800-684-2324, 740.369.3316 or 419.947.2520. For more information about HelpLine visit www.helplinedelmor.org.
HelpLine is a contract provider of the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and partially funded by the Council for Older Adults. A member of United Way in Delaware and Morrow Counties, 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 additional information visit www.helplinedelmor.org or call 800-684-2324 (Delaware: 740.369.3316 or Morrow: 419.947.2520).