Assault Survivors Kits® program provides personal kits for children and adult survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence whose clothing was destroyed by the perpetrator or retained by police for evidence. The Assault Survivor Kits include a new top, pants, underwear, socks/flip-flops, sports bra, bar of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo, and a stuffed animal for children. Assistance League's members purchase items, assemble, and deliver the kits to trauma centers.
Since 1994, 16,435 kits delivered. In 2016-17 FY, 1,261 kits were delivered to 46 hospitals and trauma centers, hoping to assure them that someone cares.
Assistance League® Southeastern Michigan received a generous gift of $2,500 from the Rochester Women's Fund to benefit the Assault Survivor Kits Philanthropic Program. This program provides new clothing and toiletries for survivors of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence whose clothing are destroyed by the perpetrator or retained by police for evidence. Since 1994, over 16,000 survivors have benefitted. The check was presented to Assistance League President Rosemary Dirksen and Grant Committee member Barb Bakker by Kelly Dean and Kathy McCarter, Board Members of the Rochester Women's Fund, an endowment fund that supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to enhancing the lives of women and their families.
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan received a $2,000 grant check from the Women's Fund to benefit the Assault Survivor Kits® Philanthropic Program. This program provides personal kits for children and adult survivors of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Since 1994, over 16,000 survivors have benefited. The check was presented to Marjorie DiLiddo, Assistance League past president by Cindy Nicholaou, Advisory Committee of the Women's Fund, an endowment fund established in 2000 with a vision to financially support nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women in need.
Student members of the Rochester High School (RHS) Key Club donated $300 to the Assault Survivor Kits® program, provided by Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan, to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Continue reading HERE
The annual Assault Survivor Kits Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 welcomed 3 new members to our dedicated group of women. We celebrated distribution of 1,177 ASKits this fiscal year, and the addition of six new facilities in locations from here in Rochester, to Escanaba in the UP. Tremendous effort by our liaisons has brought comfort and dignity to victims of rape and domestic abuse throughout the state of Michigan.
In addition to reviewing the Assault Survivor Kits program procedures and responsibilities, our members cheerfully recognized the wonderful work of the Red Nose Charity who support children in need.
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