February 28, 2019

The impact of trauma on a survivor’s brain

When it comes to the brain and trauma, we often automatically assume physical injury via some sort of sport related or vehicular accident. However, trauma to the brain can also be the result of a person, a place, or a situation...

December 21, 2017

Our commitment to all who ever need our services is that we are here for you, day and night.

When our offices in Claremont and Newport close at 4:30 PM, our crisis and support lines are open and operated by trained volunteers who will provide you with services or help y...

December 7, 2017

One in four New Hampshire women have been sexually assaulted. One in twenty New Hampshire men reported being sexually assaulted, 68% before their 18th birthday. 

According to the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, over 14,000 victims of domestic and sexu...

August 17, 2017

The mother of two teenage boys was asking the other day, “How do I keep my sons protected against claims of rape?  Kids are going to explore their sexuality,” she went on, “so what happens when consensual sexual discovery suddenly becomes perceived as a forced conclusi...

August 3, 2017

Unwanted or abusive sexual experiences happen to men.  It’s not always called rape, but its effects can be devastating.

Sexual victimization of anyone leaves the person feeling vulnerable, ashamed, guilty and fearful with the abuse often going unreported for those very...

July 20, 2017

One of the many myths still perpetuated in today’s society is that a survivor can be at fault for being sexually assaulted.

When a woman is assaulted, offenders sometimes say, “She was asking for it,” immediately shifting blame to the survivor.  Or, we may hear, “Look a...

July 6, 2017

The man who raped Angie (not her real name) had been hanging around as she moved into her apartment.  She was by herself, carrying boxes and small pieces of furniture from a rented van into her new space.  She noticed him watching, but since he wasn’t bothering her, sh...

June 8, 2017

When Sarah (not her real name) went to the courthouse to obtain a stalking petition, she was terrified that her former boyfriend might have followed her and would be waiting when she left.   The Clerk asked if she’d like to have an advocate and when Sarah said yes, the...

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