Domestic violence and sexual assault are two issues that are unfortunately frequent but are rarely discussed. Domestic violence is defined as “any type of physical, sexual, or psychological harm done by a current or former partner,” according to the 2018 Washington State Health Assessment, and sexual assault is defined as “any type of sexual activity or contact that you do not consent to,” according to Women’s Health. In Washington, one out of every eight adults has been wounded by a partner, and more than one out of every six Washington 10th graders has been forced to engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Cases like these occur more frequently than we realize, and something must be done to address them.
In our community, Hope Alliance intends to rise to this call by focusing on advocating for, empowering, and offering services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault so that they can heal and live complete lives. Hope’s mission is to inspire everyone to live a “life without violence” and to effect social change by collaborating with the community. After such experiences, survivors may feel ashamed, terrified, and alone; it is Hope Alliance’s aim to teach these survivors that what occurred to them was not their fault and that they are not alone.
Philbrook Insurance is supporting Hope Alliance in an effort to continue our very own mission of bringing our community together and assisting our survivors in obtaining the resources they require. To do so, we’ve agreed to donate $10 on your behalf to Hope Alliance for each person you refer to our agency that receives a no-obligation quote! Together, we can restore HOPE to our community!