The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center hosted its 17th annual Celebrity Dinner on Sept 17 at the Augusta Civic Center. The event was attended by more than 250 community members and raised more than $53,600, an event record.

All proceeds from this event will be used to assist the SAC&SC provide services to those impacted by sexual violence.

A fully staffed and trained Sexual Assault Support Line available 24 hours a day, support groups, advocacy, school based prevention education, and Children’s Advocacy Center are all provided free of charge to Kennebec and Somerset counties’ communities. The Maine Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line number is 800-871-7741.

The center is in its 29th year of providing services.

SAC&SC assisted more than 15,000 individuals in the last year alone because of donors, supporters and community partners.

In 2012, the SAC&SC added a multi-disciplinary program to provide services to the youngest victims of sexual violence. The Children’s Advocacy Center has served more than 1,080 children to date.

The Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center’s mission is to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and promote healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education and community collaboration.

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