“The Clothesline Project” Brings Hope and Awareness to Veterans Suffering from Sexual Assault - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

“The Clothesline Project” Brings Hope and Awareness to Veterans Suffering from Sexual Assault

March 18, 2019

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Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (716) 862-8753, Cell: (716) 512-9338

E-mail: Evangeline.Conley@va.gov

"The Clothesline Project"

Brings Hope and Awareness to Veterans Suffering from Sexual Assault

Veterans can participate in "The Clothesline Project" in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. "The Clothesline Project" is a powerful visual display of T-shirts on clotheslines to raise awareness regarding military sexual trauma (MST), sexual assault, and sexual abuse. All three of these issues affect both genders in all ranks and branches of service and can be treated through VA health care MST programs. Everyone is encouraged to wear teal to raise awareness about MST and show support for MST survivors.

The event will take place at VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo site on Thursday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 3495 Bailey Avenue in Freedom Hall, Room, 301. This event is open to Veterans, employees and the public. From 10 -11am, the project will be open to Veterans only. All others including media, are encouraged to attend after 11am. Attendees are invited to participate by decorating a T-shirt in a way that reflects his or her experience of sexual trauma and recovery. Supplies will be included for all who wish to participate.

For questions regarding "The Clothesline Project," MST and VA services available, please contact VA Western New York Healthcare System’s MST Program Manager, Rebecca Welch, LCSW-R, at (716) 862-7452.

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