Conduct Outreach

Once your organization has taken the steps to build its capacity and is prepared to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence, it’s time to let the communities you serve know. Indicate this in outreach materials, when appropriate. Display visual representations within your organization, such as posters or brochures that address domestic and sexual violence.

Resources You Can Use

  • Project EMERGE Brochure: You Have a Right to be Safe. This brochure, created by Project EMERGE in Onondaga County, NY, provides an overview of what abuse is and where to find help. It includes unique dynamics faced by survivors with disabilities who are abused by parents, partners, or caregivers.
  • Safety First Initiative Brochure: You Have a Right to be Safe. Created by the Safety First Initiative in Kansas City, MO, this brochure offers information on how to create a safety plan in a domestic violence situation and includes considerations for people with disabilities.
  • Illinois Imagines Poster. This poster, created by the Illinois Imagines collaboration, depicts women with disabilities and includes the words “Stop Sexual Violence Against Women with Disabilities.” Such a poster could be posted in a sexual violence or disability organization, indicating that it is a safe place to disclose abuse.