Sexual Assault Services – Bronson was the recipient of the Women of Impact funding at our October 9, 2018 meeting. The funds will be used in part to fund their Sexual Assault Prevention Education Program.
Sexual Assault Services (SAS) is committed to providing empathic, non-judgmental, comprehensive services, support and advocacy for survivors and others affected by sexual assault or abuse; raising awareness of sexual assault; and engaging others to join in working toward a community free of sexual violence.
When the Calhoun County Sexual Assault Coordinating Council determined a strong need for sexual assault services, the Battle Creek Health System helped make it a reality. They agreed to become a non-profit fiduciary agent for our program. And in October of 1996, we received our first grant funding and began providing services.
Since then, Sexual Assault Services, with tremendous community support and leadership has become a leading agency in Michigan, working to assist victims, raise awareness and end sexual violence in Calhoun, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties.
We are now a department of Bronson Battle Creek, and the Sexual Assault Coordinating Council is merged as part of the Calhoun County Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. We provide sexual assault nurse examiner services at several hospitals throughout the region including Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Sexual Assault Services offers comprehensive services to sexual assault victims, their loved ones, and the community. All services are provided free of charge.
- 24 hour telephone crisis line
- Outreach and Advocacy
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
- Counseling for victims of sexual assault and their family members
- Community Education and Prevention Programs
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Child Advocacy Center
- Animal Assisted Therapy
For more information on SAS, please see their website at https://www.bronsonhealth.com/locations/sexual-assault-services-of-calhoun-county/
They also maintain an active Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SAScalhoun/