WRMC Statement on Cosby’s Release- Standing With Victims

We at Women’s Resources of Monroe County are saddened, outraged, and disheartened on behalf of all sexual assault survivors following the decision made by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn the sentencing of Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.  It is important to stress that while Mr. Cosby has been…

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Butterfly Release for Peace

Our 2020 Butterfly Release for Peace was a change from our traditional release due to cover-19 safety precautions. It was an amazing event to honor survivors, and we had wonderful music, poetry, and testimonial contributions. If you couldn’t make it to our livestream, check out our video of the event on our Facebook page @womensresourcesofmonroecounty …

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A Call for Solidarity

Calling our Community To Action Last week, the world watched as another unarmed black man was killed by a police officer in front of witnesses and on camera. The fact this happened during a global pandemic has amplified the inequities in public health access and economic equality embedded in our culture. Our hearts go out…

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How COVID-19 is affecting Children at Home

  Why does COVID put children at a higher risk of abuse? Due to the fact that children currently are doing school at home and some parents are not currently working or out of jobs. This could put children at a greater risk for either witnessing abuse or being abused themselves. They are not around…

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What is the By-Stander Effect?

Picture of the by-stander effect

Can you imagine watching a man attack, rape and kill a young woman for an hour and a half and do nothing? Your immediate reaction is probably ‘Absolutely not!’ What if you were in an apartment building and the violence was so obvious you just figured someone else would have already called the police, so…

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Response To The Grand Jury Report On Child Sexual Abuse By Priests

Women’s Resources of Monroe County stands with the victims recognized in the grand jury report that was released on Tuesday August 14th 2018. We recognize that news coverage about sexual abuse, transcripts of victim testimony, and the resultant conversations amongst our friends, neighbors and family can often be traumatic and bring about feelings of helplessness,…

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An Open Letter to the Silence Breakers

Dear Silence Breaker,  We believe you. Regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, age, or legal status. As a domestic and sexual abuse crisis center, we operate separately from the legal system and have no authority in playing judge and jury over your story. We’re here to listen, provide you with options, and empower you…

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