Sparrow partners with local organization to host rally supporting sexual assault and abuse survivors

By: Mikayla Temple Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 24, 2021 and last updated 2:28 PM, Apr 25, 2021 LANSING, Mich. — April is sexual assault awareness month and as we near the end of the month, Sparrow Hospital partnered with Lansing organization, End Violent Encounters to host the first rally to empower survivors. “It’s just so important that we as a community get out here to support our survivors and let them know that they’re not alone,” said Sparrow forensic examiner Amanda Haueter. Mikayla Temple, WSYM, 2021. The community came together to show their support for sex and abuse survivors by listening to speakers and letting people know how they can get help.The rain couldn't keep the community away from showing their support for sex and abuse survivors on Saturday. "We have a great community," Haueter said. "We have a lot of support here from Sparrow and then our partners and it just means so much to us that there’s people that care about this as much as we do.” EVE and Sparrow wanted to show survivors they're not alone. "We're here for them," said EVE's Community Outreach Coordinator Sam Stiles. "We want to support them."

Stiles said it's important to show support every day. To read the full story visit:

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