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Center for Community Solutions Honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Special Events

Center for Community Solutions Honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Full Roster of Special Events and Community Awareness Programs

April 10, 2012 - PRLog -- What:   April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Center for Community Solutions, along with various community partners, has a full schedule of activities and events scheduled to increase awareness about the many prevention and intervention services that are available throughout the county.
Take Back the Night, also known as “Reclaim the Night,” is an internationally-held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of violence against women. These Take Back the Night events, and related events including “These Hands Don’t Hurt” and the “Avellaka Walk,” will be held locally:
•   Tuesday, April 10, 10am-3pm, “These Hands Don’t Hurt,” San Diego State University
•   Tuesday, April 10, 4:00-8:00pm San Diego State University
•   Thursday, April 19, Evening TBA, University of San Diego
•   Thursday, April 19, 4:30-7:30pm, California State University, San Marcos
•   Tuesday, April 24,  8am-12pm, “Avellaka Walk” at Rincon Reservation  
•   Thursday, April 26, 6:30-10:30pm, University of California, San Diego

Noteworthy facts:
•   1 out of every 6 American women and 1 in 33 American men will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape in his or her lifetime.
•   Girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
•   It is much more likely to be sexually assaulted by someone known than a stranger. Approximately two-thirds of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.

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Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions, assists tens of thousands of women, men and children affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse each year. CCS operates the only Rape Crisis Center in the City of San Diego along with a 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline as well as hospital and court accompaniment services for rape survivors. CCS provides two 24-hour emergency shelter and transitional housing programs for victims of domestic violence and their children. Center for Community Solutions operates from three locations; a Coastal office in Pacific Beach, an East County office in El Cajon, and a North County office in Escondido.

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