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Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month | SAAM 2020

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Help bring awareness and show your support by joining us for

DENIM DAY! Wednesday, April 29th

Wear Jeans with a Purpose!

Wear jeans to show your support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. Join us by wearing denim and a Denim Day sticker ($5 suggested donation) on April 29th. If you can’t wear denim to work, you can still show your support by purchasing a denim ribbon pin ($8 each) to wear.

All proceeds benefit WCYFS’ services for victims of sexual assault. If you, your organization or business would like to participate, please fill out and return the Participation Form.

Click Here to download the flyer and share it with your family, friends and co-workers!

Why Denim?

Denim Day was established 20 years ago in 1999 after a controversial ruling by the Italian Supreme Court. An 18-year-old girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor, but the Italian Supreme Court overturned the rape conviction on the basis of the victim’s clothing. They concluded that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped to remove them and, therefore, gave consent. Wearing jeans on Denim Day reminds us of the harmful attitudes and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.

 

Snap a Picture!

Send us an individual or group photo of you wearing denim and the Denim Day sticker or denim ribbon pin to .

Snap. Tag. Hashtag.

Share your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag us and use the hashtags #WCYFS #DenimDaySJC #SAAM2020

 

Wear Teal Day! Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Wear teal, the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020! Wearing teal—whether it’s a teal ribbon, shirt, or other accessory—will show your support for survivors and serve as a conversation-starter about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Snap. Tag. Hashtag.

Share a selfie of your teal look on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag us and use the hashtags #WCYFS #WearTealDay #SAAM2019.

 

Other ways you can GET INVOLVED!

 

DONATE

Support WCYFS’ services to keep sexual assault victims and survivors safe.

 

CONNECT

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily news and resources. Share our posts to help raise awareness about sexual assault.

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Invite us to speak at your business or organization and request awareness month materials. Contact us at (209) 941-2611.

 

LEARN MORE

Stay informed and get resources so you can help end sexual assault in our community.

 

Need Help?

Sexual Assault 24-Hour Helpline: (209) 465-4997

 


WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:

In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.
  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • WCYFS’ Youth Drop-In Center and California Street Office are closed to the public, but WCYFS will continue to provide food to youth clients in need. Youth clients are able to pick up food at the California Street Office from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

Postponed until further notice

  • WCYFS 40th Annual Luncheon
  • Victim Assistance Training (VAT)

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.