Sexual Assault & Abuse
Sexual assault and sexual abuse impact thousands of Michigan citizens every year. You are not alone and there is help. For many survivors reading information and getting your questions answered is a helpful part of recovery. The most important thing to know is that if you have been sexually assaulted or abused, it is not your fault. The only person responsible for the assault is the perpetrator.
Sexual assault and abuse can happen to anyone. Depending upon your life circumstances, how you identify yourself, the culture you grew up in, and the communities you are a part of, sexual assault may impact you differently. It may affect how you feel about reaching out for help and your access to services that are right for you. You have the right to say what you need and be treated with dignity and respect. There is help to support you in your healing.
Sexual assault, sexual abuse, molestation, rape, and incest are commonly used terms to describe different forms of assault. learm more about sexual assault and frequently asked questions.
Adults and children with disabilities are assaulted at much higher rates than the general population. Disability can include a wide range of limitations such as hearing, sight, physical, cognitive, or developmental limitations. Some perpetrators will take advantage of people with disabilities.