Clarion, PA – April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. Keep in mind that if you or someone you know has been abused, free and confidential services are available here in Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion Counties.

PASSAGES is a nonprofit sexual violence agency serving our three counties. Click Here to visit their website.

Statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, please contact PASSAGES at 1-800-793-3620. All services are free and confidential.

PASSAGES provides the following services:

  • 24-hour hotline
  • Counseling for survivors of sexual violence and their families
  • Group counseling
  • Legal advocacy
  • Medical advocacy and accompaniment to the hospital
  • Prevention and educational services
  • In-school prevention programs

And remember, you can also volunteer through PASSAGES. PASSAGES volunteers accompany people to the emergency room or police station, helping them get through what is likely the worst day of their lives.

Marlene Austin is the director of PASSAGES. Listen to her explain what PASSAGES is all about.