CRITICAL SUPPLIES NEEDED: Despite COVID-19, our services for abuse victims continue around-the-clock, including in our Crisis Shelter, Sexual Assault Response Center, Helpline, Child Abuse Response Effort (CARE), and counseling/legal advocacy programs. We are in need of critical supplies and basic essentials for these areas. ... See MoreSee Less
HELP STOCK OUR SHELVES: Because of COVID-19, we are unable to accept donation drop-offs, but you can help us stock our shelves virtually by making a financial contribution for critical essentials and basic supplies. We need infant care items, food for our shelter pantry, paper goods, cleaning products, and more. Find out how you can help @ lacasacenter.org/help-victims-during-covid-19/... See MoreSee Less
The question, “What were you wearing?” implies that the survivor’s clothing caused the assault.
This victim-blaming question significantly intensifies the survivor’s trauma by making them feel that they were somehow responsible for the assault. The truth is, clothing doesn’t cause sexual assault and wearing provocative clothing is not consent.
Many survivors are sexually assaulted when wearing everyday clothing such as jeans, T-shirts, sweatpants, etc.
Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. Only the perpetrator is responsible.
Remember to post a picture of yourself wearing denim on April 29th and include a statement about why you wear denim to support survivors. Tag LACASA and use #LivCoDenimDay You will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. ... See MoreSee Less