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Agnesian HealthCare - ASTOP (Assist Survivors / Treatment / Outreach / Prevention)

Fond du Lac, WI

What is it?
Agnesian HealthCare has a long-standing partnership with ASTOP (Assist Survivors / Treatment / Outreach / Prevention), an independent sexual assault service provider offering cost-free treatment, outreach, prevention and advocacy. The hospital provides rent-free space, and its domestic violence program works closely with ASTOP.

Who is it for?
Adults, teens and youth who are survivors of sexual abuse, rape or incest, as well as their affected family members, in the greater Fond du Lac area, Ripon and communities in Fond du Lac County

Why do they do it?
Sexual violence is a pervasive community health problem. Since 1992, ASTOP has been a steadying influence that offers hope to sexual abuse survivors that they can heal.

Impact
For the past 23 years, ASTOP’s trained volunteers have provided free counseling to more than 3,500 clients, 70 percent of whom live at or below the federal poverty level. ASTOP has received more than 3,100 calls on its 24-hour crisis line, and taught prevention education to more than 94,000 children, adolescents, adults and professionals.

Contact: Shelly Haberman
Public Relations Supervisor
Telephone: 920-926-4973
Email: habermans@agnesian.com


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