Everywhere, USA – This month, Lone Star Legal Aid will engage with the broader community as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s theme, “Embrace Your Voice” builds on the idea that we are stronger together and that new organizations and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts and help the next generation foster attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality and respect.

Beyond SAAM activities this April, Lone Star Legal Aid’s Legal Assistance to Survivors of Sexual Assault team leads a wide range of initiatives to stop sexual assault. These include community outreach and education events as well as legal representation in protective orders and safety planning. Find out more about LASSA’s work by reading Nadia and Hope‘s stories.

SAAM is organized nationally by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and also 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, such as those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media Contact: Clarissa Ayala