Vickie Dearing Speaks to Club


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Vickie Dearing, Executive Director, Rape Counselors of East Alabama, spoke on November 17 to the Auburn Lions Club about her organization’s services to those sexually assaulted. In the last two years, the number of crisis calls and the number of rape calls has increased almost 100%. The sexual assault victims in our area are anywhere from 12 to 92 years old, and 80% of the perpetrators are known to their victims. Victims are assisted by rape counselors through hospital treatment, court hearings, trials, and counseling afterwards, a many year process. The Auburn Lions Club supports Ms. Dearing’s organization and donated $300. Pictured with Ms. Dearing is Program Chairman Dewayne Newkirk. For more information, call 334-741-0707.