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San Luis Obispo County
CA
TAKE THE PLEDGE

What would you say if someone in your personal life or in your workplace told you that they had been raped or sexually assaulted?

SLO County Believes

Take the #IBelieve pledge and pledge to believe survivors in your life. What would you say if someone in your personal life or workplace told you that they had been raped or sexually assaulted? Knowing how to respond is critical. A negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where perpetrators face no consequences for their crimes. As a friend, family member, or colleague, it is not your burden to act as the investigator, judge, or jury for a survivor who discloses their assault. Your role is only to provide support and empathy, and that starts by believing. Take our pledge to believe the survivors in your life. 

 

With a $25 or more donation, you will be entered in our 10 Days of Winning raffle beginning on April 19th. We will be drawing winners every weekday at 2 pm on Facebook Live until the end of April and giving away prizes like wine experiences, hotel stays, dinners, and more! Follow us on Facebook and turn on notifications to see our LIVE daily drawings. 

 

How to Respond If Someone Discloses to You

If someone in your life tells you that they have experienced sexual assault/ abuse, it's essential to recognize that they hold you in a position of trust. It is difficult to disclose this type of personal trauma; doing so reflects your importance in their life. They are hoping you will support them. If you don't respond in an affirming way, they will likely never tell anyone else about what happened to them or report to the police.

 

Survivors often blame themselves for the violence they experienced, but it is not their fault regardless of the circumstances. The responsibility of any sexual assault lies with the perpetrator. Don't feel like you have to fix or repair what happened because you cannot undo the harm caused. Your loving support is the best thing you can offer. 

 

We recommend that you stay calm, express empathy, and be willing to listen. It's that simple. If you are not sure what to do from there, refer the survivor to RISE. Our crisis and support line is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and support is available in most languages. You are also welcome to call to learn how to support the survivor or to ask questions. Reach us at 855-886-RISE (7473).

 

Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Mark your calendar for Teal Day on April 6th. We invite you to take a photo wearing teal and post it on Instagram or Facebook with a message of support for survivors. Tag us @RISEslo and we will share your message. 
  • Save the Date for April 22nd, from 12-1 pm, for a FREE lunch and learn session hosted by our Prevention Education team. They will be exploring Sexual Assault Myths in the Media which promises to be an engaging and informative session. Sign up today!
  • Pilates Collective SLO is hosting a Spring into Action Event on Sunday April, 25th. All classes from 8:30-2:30 will be donation based with the proceeds going directly to RISE. Click here to register: https://www.pilatescollectiveslo.com/
  • Every year on April 28, 2021, millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, to support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence. Learn more about why we wear denim to support ending sexual violence. 
  • For this year's Take Back the Night, on April 29th from 5-6 pm, Cal Poly Safer is hosting a virtual Survivor Speak Out and Candlelight Vigil. Survivors of any type of gender- and power-based violence are invited to be in community in a warm, supportive environment that will honor and uplift them. Supporters and loved ones are welcome to join in this powerful event. Contact Caleigh Smith at csmit196@calpoly.edu for more information. Register here!

 

 

 

To learn more about the End Violence Against Women: Start By Believing campaign visit: https://www.startbybelieving.org/

Registration


Free TAKE THE PLEDGE

I PLEDGE TO: 

 

  • Start by believing when someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted. 

 

  • Support survivors on the road to justice and healing.

 

  • Help end the silence.

 

10 DAYS OF WINNING:

 

Every donation increment of $25 will be eligible to win prizes in our 10-day giveaway marathon beginning on April 19th.  (For example, a $100 donation will have 4 opportunities to win one of our 10 prize packages.)

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Prizes


ONX Wine Tour & McPhee's

The winner and up to five additional guests (6 persons total) may tour the ONX vineyard, visit their exclusive Oases, and taste their estate-grown wines. (A $250 value) Stop by McPhee's Canteen for lunch or dinner and enjoy a $30 gift card towards your visit. 

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Alta Colina Winery & McPhee's Canteen

The winner will enjoy an Alta Colina Summit Vineyard Tasting for 4 (a $200 value) and a $30 gift certificate to McPhee's Canteen.

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Kaleidoscope Inn & Morro Bay Golf

The winner will enjoy  golf for two players with a cart at the Morro Bay Golf Course and a 1-night stay at Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens. 

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The Agrarian Hotel/ Mason Bar & Kitchen

The winner will enjoy a 2-night stay in the Arroyo Grande Village at the Agrarian Hotel. The package includes a King Suite with a Whirlpool Jet Tub (valued at $660) and a $25 gift certificate to Mason Bar & Kitchen. 

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Hayseed & Housdon/ Mason Bar & Kitchen

The winner will enjoy a Hayseed & Housdon Tasting for 4 and a $25 gift certificate to Mason Bar & Kitchen. 

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Desperada Wines & McPhee's Canteen

The winner will enjoy a tasting for 2 at Desperada Wines and a $30 gift certificate to McPhee's Canteen.

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Jacob Toft & McPhee's Canteen

The winner will enjoy a Wine Tasting for 2 at Jacob Toft and a $30 gift card to McPhee's Canteen.

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Epoch Wines & McPhee's Canteen

The winner will enjoy a Tasting for 2 at Epoch Wines and a $30 Gift Certificate to McPhee's Canteen.

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Epoch Wines & McPhee's Canteen

The winner will enjoy a Tasting for 2 at Epoch Wines and a $30 Gift Certificate to McPhee's Canteen.

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The Cliffs Hotel/ Hayseed & Housdon

The winner will enjoy a one-night stay in an ocean/pool view room at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa in Pismo Beach. And two (2) bottles of wine from Hayseed & Housdon. 

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Rooster Creek Tavern/ Hayseed & Housdon

The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande and enjoy a Tasting for 4 at Hayseed & Housdon.

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Organizer


RISE SLO Jane Pomeroy contact@riseslo.org Paso Robles, CA 805-226-5400 http://riseslo.org
Non-Profit Organization Donations Tax Deductible