Survivors Support Network
VOICES is a committee of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who volunteer their time to celebrate their strength and survival. Survivors use their collective voice to help others through advocacy, education, and empowerment. VOICES members support each other as well as those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. VOICES members offer a unique perspective about gaps in service and the effectiveness of existing programs. Committee members experience growth and empowerment as they carry out projects that aid and support others who are going through what they went through.
Members, survivors who were once completely isolated, can connect and form bonds through a shared experience with a common goal of helping others find hope and healing. The committee provides an opportunity for survivors to find and use their VOICE to help others.
For more information or to request a VOICES member to speak at your event, please contact Joyce Bilyeu at (916) 875-4673 (HOPE).
According to the CDC, one in seven men age 18+ in the U.S. has been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in his lifetime. One in 10 men has experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
In 2020, nearly 20% of the victims coming to the SRFJC identified themselves as male victims, a majority of whom are Black or Hispanic. Certain gender stereotypes and social factors can make it difficult for male victims of abuse to come forward.
The MMAD project provides men the opportunity to address the unique nuances of male victimization in a safe, confidential and supportive atmosphere.
This project is led by local clinician and retired Sacramento Police Detective, David Cropp, LCSW.
Contact Dave at (916) 875-1031 or CroppD@hopethriveshere.org.