Sexual Assault Awareness Month

At YWCA Northeast Indiana, April is a time to raise community awareness about the difficult issues of sexual assault. Be a part of ending this serious problem by getting involved in April. Our goals for this month include being inclusive to all populations, engaging men, defining consent, and sharing messages of hope and empowerment.

On April 11th, Mayor Tom Henry signed a proclamation declaring April 2023 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Fort Wayne.

Pictured: Jennifer Rohlf (YWCA Director of Empowerment), Mayor Tom Henry, and Emma Walker (YWCA Sexual Violence Coordinator)

Speak Your Truth

A coffee shop mic night to empower survivors of sexual assault.

Join us as we support and empower survivors of sexual assault to let their voices be heard through poetry, visual art, music, and spoken word.

When: Friday, April 21st from 6-8pm

Where: Tall Rabbit Cafe + Community
2001 Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Learn more about this event and register here.

If you identify as a sexual assault survivor and want to speak your truth, learn more on our Talent Call Out Flyer.

Teal Tuesdays

Wear teal on Tuesdays and use it as a conversation starter about topics regarding sexual assault. Don't forget to share your photos and tag us on social media! #SAAM2023 #TealTuesdays

Denim Day

Wear Denim on April 26th to stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and victims. Don't forget to share your photos and tag us on social media! #SAAM2023 #DenimDay

Turn the Town Teal

Be on the lookout for Fort Wayne lights to be teal in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Share our Toolkit and Social Media Posts

Send out our 2023 SAAM Toolkit to friends, family, coworkers, church groups, community clubs, etc. We will use social media to share information, resources, and statistics throughout the month. Make sure to like and share these posts on Facebook and Instagram!

Learn about YWCA Northeast Indiana’s Sexual Violence Services

YWCA Northeast Indiana provides

  • Therapy services
  • Free and confidential support
  • Connection to resources in the community
  • Assistance in healing from past and current trauma
  • Education on relationships, self-esteem, and other related topics
  • Assistance in navigating the legal system (if desired)
  • Support groups
  • Mental health therapy services

Learn more about our sexual violence services on our website!

Hear from local organizations that provide services to those who have experienced sexual violence. They will explain the processes and procedures that they follow when someone comes to them for help.

Christine Archer

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at Hendricks County, Government Sex Crimes and Crimes Against Children

Detective Sergeant Todd Battershell

Supervisor, Crimes Against Persons Unit Fort Wayne Police Department

Emma Walker

Sexual Violence Coordinator (formerly Housing Coordinator), YWCA of Northeast Indiana

Leslie Cook

Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Victim Assistance – Fort Wayne Police Department


YWCA Northeast Indiana Sexual Violence Services

End the Violence

Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking


Sexual Violence Prevention CDC

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Fort Wayne Victim’s Assistance