Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

Sexual assault is a scary and uncomfortable topic, but avoiding the discussion altogether will not help the issue improve. Awareness is important, so that our community is more equipped to prevent further assault, hold perpetrators accountable, and support victims.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – a time to learn more about this specific issue in our community, our country, and our world. You may see an increase in social media posts about the issue or even some local events themed toward sexual assault in April. But, at the end of the month, it can be easy to move on and forget what you’ve learned.

This year, use the knowledge you gain throughout April to join the cause toward prevention and awareness. Check out some of the resources below for some ideas of how you can get involved, learn more, or get support for a past assault. Join the cause to make our communities safer for all.

Learn more about the national campaign on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center here.

Volunteer Training Begins
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

Looking for volunteer opportunities? On April 18th, the next training session for Women in Need volunteers begins! This training is for Counselor/Advocate Volunteers and Community Volunteers.

Counselor/Advocate Volunteer (direct service with clients)
Training Includes:
  • 65-hour certified counselor/advocate training
  • 3-hour mandated reporter training
  • 5 hours of practicum
The 65-hour training is held at the WIN office Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm-7:30/8pm.
Community Volunteer (providing community education)
Training Includes:
  • 20-hour training
  • 3-hour mandated reporter training
  • 5-hour education program training
Qualifications for the volunteer program and how to apply:
Complete the volunteer application here. Then, once the application is completed, you will need to complete an interview with the volunteer coordinator and provide copies of PA criminal background check as well as Child Abuse and FBI clearances. Previous clients of WIN can apply, but they must not have received services within the last 2 years.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2023 @ Downtown Chambersburg
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for May 5th, 2023, for our next Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event! Local men and boys will put on a pair of red heels and walk together in Downtown Chambersburg to raise awareness of sexual violence in our community and raise funds for Women in Need.

Check in begins at 5pm. Walk begins at 6pm.


Registration opens March 31st!