Every 107 seconds a woman, man, or child is sexually assaulted; almost half of all survivors are under the age of 18. These crimes not only have devastating physical, emotional, social, and economic effects on survivors and their families, but they also tear at the fabric of our society. Sexual violence affects our community health, crimes rates, workforce, and family dynamics, and we must work together to support survivors and strengthen our prevention efforts.
Health Imperatives is located at the Quincy Police Department every Wednesday and here they provide free, confidential crisis counseling and advocacy services to all individuals impacted by sexual violence. This cutting-edge partnership allows both agencies to more effectively address the needs of survivors in Quincy as well as to focus on vital prevention efforts with local youth and in the school system.
Health Imperatives is a non-profit community based agency that provides vital health and human services to more than 27,000 families and individuals each year from communities stretching from Quincy to Nantucket. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Are you or someone you know a victim of sexual violence? There is help available in your area. Call the Health Imperatives’ 24/7 sexual violence hotline at 508-588-8255 or toll free at 888-293-7273. You can visit their website by clicking here.