Native Americans silently experience sexual assault at three times the rate of any other U.S. population. Indigenous Connections offers outreach, advocacy and support to Native American victims of sexual and domestic violence and their families. Tribal collaborations, support groups and educational services are provided throughout the Fox Valley.
The Hispanic/Latino population is the fastest growing group in the Fox Valley. Many adults immigrating to this area initially speak little to no English. This language barrier hinders understanding the legal and judicial processes. Reach’s Latina Outreach advocate provides education, advocacy and translation services to Latino victims of sexual and domestic violence and their families.
Campus Outreach & Advocacy
The rates of dating violence and sexual assault continue to grow on college campuses. Reach collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with an advocacy program on campus that responds to sexual assaults, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment of students and staff.
The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry is just 12 years old. Often lured by promises of love and acceptance, youth are easy targets for traffickers, and leaving becomes a dangerous and frightening endeavour. Reach’s anti-trafficking advocate works with law enforcement, prosecutors and victims to provide response, outreach, support and advocacy services.