The Clothesline Project - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System


The Clothesline Project

April 12, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    

Contact:  Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer

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



                       “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.

The event will take place at VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo site on Friday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 3495 Bailey Avenue in Freedom Hall, Room, 301. Both male and female veterans are encouraged to attend this event and from 10 -11am, the project will only be open to veterans.  The media is 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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