Message regarding COVID-19

As of March 19, 2020
In order to do our part in protecting vulnerable populations and to slow the transmission of COVID-19, many programs of the Alliance will be limiting in-person contact during the crisis. This has not been an easy decision, but we want to ensure everyone that services will still be provided to anyone that needs them.

Mountain Crisis Services will be limiting in person services for survivors at our office. Some in-person appointments will be necessary and will be scheduled by staff. Our hotline will be operational 24/7, our domestic violence shelter is still operating, and all counseling will be done via telephone or through video-based services. Legal Advocacy will still be available and advocates will still accompany survivors to court.

The Alliance provides services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we will continue throughout this crisis. We are working diligently to ensure our staff are supported during this time so that we can continue to offer these vital services. We look forward to when our services can resume without restrictions and we will continue to make changes as things evolve. Feel free to reach out to any of our programs to learn how to access services or how you can be a support during this time.

Facts about Sexual Assault

In a nationally representative survey of 9,684 adults*:

  • 10.6% of women reported experiencing forced sex at some time in their lives,
  • 2.1% of men reported experiencing forced sex at some time in their lives, and
  • 2.5% of women surveyed and 0.9% of men surveyed said they experienced unwanted sexual activity in the previous 12 months.
  • 20% to 25% of women in college reported experiencing an attempted or a completed rape in college

In a nationally representative survey*:

  •  60.4% of female and 69.2% of male victims were first raped before age 18.
  • 25.5% of females were first raped before age 12, and 34.9% were first raped between the ages of 12-17.
  • 41.0% of males were first raped before age 12, and 27.9% were first raped between the ages of 12-17.

*Information from the CDC’s “Sexual Violence: Facts at a Glance”- http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/SV-DataSheet-a.pdf