Here to Help

Our Mission: To reduce the impact and harm of sexual violence for families and individuals in the communities we serve.

Support Within Reach supports everyone who is affected by sexual violence. We are a resource for victims and survivors of sexual violence in any form. SWR also offers support to friends and family of survivors and other concerned persons.

We’re Here to Help!

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SWR exists for those who have felt the impact of sexual violence in their lives. We have the expertise to help victims heal and become survivors.

We carry out our mission with hope, utilizing these guiding principles:

  • Provide trained advocates for survivors.
  • Offer prevention education to aid in the protection of women, children, and men from sexual violence.
  • Assure that survivors of sexual violence are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Empower individuals and communities through information, knowledge, and the services available to survivors and those who care about them.

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, 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.