Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

Pensacola, Fla. (March 29, 2021) – During April we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to promote programs and services that can help sexual assault survivors, family members and friends. 

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Sexual assault is the most under-reported crime. Most people who are assaulted are women, and most of them know their perpetrators. It’s uncomfortable, but we must keep alive the conversations about this tough issue. Together, we can improve the statistics and engage our community to change behaviors.

For more information about coping as a survivor or family member or for additional education, call the Lakeview Center Victim Services team, at 850.469.3800. They provide crisis Intervention, Information and referral, advocacy and accompaniment, trauma recovery counseling, and support groups. Lakeview Center’s Certified Sexual Violence Program provides services at three locations located throughout Northwest Florida:

  1. Lakeview Center Main Campus, 1201 W. Lakeview Ave., Bldg. H, Pensacola, FL 32501
  2. Avalon Center, 6024 Spikes Way, Milton, FL 32583
  3. Century Clinic, 6021 Industrial Blvd., Century, FL 32535

A 24-hour helpline also is available even on weekends and holidays at 850.433.7273.  Visit eLakeviewCenter.org/BehavioralHealth/SpecialtyServices/victim-services to learn more.


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For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Tish Pennewill at 850.469.3621 or Tish.Pennewill@bhcpns.org.


About Lakeview Center, Inc. Behavioral Health

The Mission of Lakeview Behavioral Health is to help people throughout life’s journey. We specialize in providing effective, research-based services for children and adults with mental illnesses, drug and alcohol dependencies, and intellectual disabilities. Our services range from inpatient and residential treatment to outpatient counseling, psychiatry, case management, day treatment, and round-the-clock support for those with serious mental illnesses. Additionally, Lakeview Behavioral Health provides specialized trauma services, medication-assisted treatment for opiate dependency, and medically supervised drug and alcohol detoxification. In all, Lakeview Behavioral Health offers more than 60 programs and services for people in the northwest Florida area. To learn more, go online to eLakeviewCenter.org.