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Pregnancy and Infant Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and SIDS Awareness Month Autumn leaves are falling…pumpkin spice is in the air and in the coffee and the cereal and everything you can think of.  People are planning Halloween parties and fall festivals and many are going to buy pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch. October … Continued

Sexual Assault Awareness: Speak Up!

Every 98 seconds someone in America is sexually assaulted. Such trauma is experienced by people from all walks of life: women, children, and men; college students; military personnel; people living in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Anyone can become a victim of this crime. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Shining a light onto this dark issue is … Continued

Dating Violence – More Common Than You Think

February is known at the month of love. Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of romance, yet many dating relationships are not as healthy and happy as they should be. February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Sadly, statistics indicate that dating violence is not uncommon. Studies show that 1 in 3 young people will be in an … Continued

Stalking – What’s the Big Deal?

Most people are familiar with violence against women, which includes sexual assault, rape, human trafficking, and murder. Femicide is the term given to violent acts against women, primarily murder, due to gender. Other harmful actions taken against women include sexual harassment in the workplace and stalking. What is Stalking? According to the National Institute of Justice, stalking is … Continued

Things to Know if You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Rape is a real problem affecting both women and men around the world.  Some statistics report that that up to 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the US have been sexually assaulted.  It is hard to know the actual numbers because many people do not make a criminal report after being raped. According … Continued

Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day

Everyone get ready to celebrate because this Saturday, May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene day!  Really?  That doesn’t sound very exciting actually. Why would we want to have a party for menstrual hygiene? Think about it.  Here in America, we have access to an amazing quantity and variety of inexpensive menstrual hygiene items such as tampons, pads, and … Continued

Volunteers and Staff Serve with Compassion

This is national Volunteer Appreciation Week, and True Care thanks the many compassionate volunteers and staff members who serve the nearly 400 patients we see annually. Professional, Caring People Not only do we have registered nurses on staff, but some of our volunteers are retired or active nursing professionals. Each one understands the choices available to … Continued

No More Abandoned Babies with Safe Haven Laws

Recently in the news, a woman heard a baby crying in a Washington dumpster, just before she was about to start the trash compacter.  After digging through “about 20 trash bags,” she found a newborn baby.  The baby is now in stable condition at a local hospital.  It is really hard to comprehend that a woman would … Continued

International Women’s Day

Can you think of an amazing woman in your life?  Someone you look up to?  A woman who helped you become the person you are today, a mom, grandma, aunt, sister, teacher?   What is it about that person that is so inspirational for you and different from the great men in your life?  For most of … Continued

Five Tips to Help Keep You Safe from Campus Sexual Assault

Summer wanes and autumn approaches, and that means the start of schools, including colleges and universities. And with that comes concern for safety on campus. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice between 1995 and 2013, women ages 18 through 24 (college-age) were more likely to become a victim of sexual assault than … Continued

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