In light of recent events, we feel it is important for people to know that there are resources in our community that are available to survivors of sexual assault and rape, and victims of domestic violence. Family Services of the Piedmont offers a variety of services and resources, including crisis intervention and support, advocacy and ongoing counseling for people who have been sexually assaulted, with great care taken to protect their clients’ privacy and confidentiality. Victim advocates are available to meet rape survivors at the hospital 24 hours a day. They can provide emotional support and advocacy all the way through a criminal trial if charges are pressed. Their rape crisis lines are staffed 24 hours a day and within minutes will connect you with a trained rape crisis advocate who can provide emergency information and crisis intervention. They also have a wealth of resources available on their website. If you are suffering from abuse or have been assaulted, you don’t have to keep quiet. Help is available.