Alliance to End Sexual Violence starts up new grant
The Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long Term Care supports advocates who work with long-term care resident survivors of sexual violence.
The project is a collaboration between Disability Rights Washington, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombuds Program. They recently finished a three-year grant project that built training and resources for advocates. A continuation grant was recently awarded by the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, for a two-year period.
With this funding, the collaboration will extend their work and build a King County pilot site. A disability advocacy agency, sexual assault advocacy program and long-term care ombuds program will replicate work done at the state level.
The Alliance will also build resources to support survivors with cognitive disabilities, like those who need supported decision-making as an accommodation, or those who have guardianships.