Welcome to Support Within Reach! (Formerly, Itasca Alliance Against Sexual Assault--IAASA)
Our Mission: To reduce the impact and harm of sexual violence for families and individuals in the communities we serve.
Have you or someone you know experienced sexual violence?
Sexual violence is defined as any unwanted sexual contact. It includes child sexual abuse, date rape, incest, marital/spousal rape, same gender assault, sexual harassment, internet-related sexual crimes, and any other unwelcome sexual contact. It also includes incomplete acts that threaten or humiliate an individual. These crimes are founded on the abuser's/offender's need to exercise power and control over someone they perceive as vulnerable. Sexual violence can happen to anyone.
SWR exists for those who have felt the impact of sexual violence in their lives. We carry out our mission with hope, utilizing these guiding principles:
SWR works to create a society that is free of violence through leadership, action, and mentoring that is responsive to the needs of the community we serve. We believe that sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, and oppression of people with disabilities, religious oppression, and ageism are among the root causes of violence.
Through our cooperative work, SWR is committed to challenging practices, policies, and institutions, which promote systems of oppression. We develop and nurture relationships with collaborating agencies allowing us to understand their role within the system along with their strengths and limitations. As a result, we are better able to assist our clients in navigating complex systems which would otherwise inhibit their understanding and healing.
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past agency newsletters!
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