Did you know that Northwest Ohio has its' own SART program for victims of sexual assault? SART stands for Sexual Assault Response Team, and thanks to The Center for Child and Family Advocacy in Napoleon, Ohio, we have our very own 4-county SART program which includes a specialized clinic.
The SART clinic of Northwest Ohio provides a highly-trained, detail-oriented and patient-focused forensic nurse referred to as a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) who specializes in evidence collection of sexual assaults. These nurses are equipped to provide services to individuals of all ages and genders, and skillfully assess and individualize the treatment and plan of care for each survivor by putting their needs first and foremost.
The SART clinic is routinely in need of new clothing items to provide to survivors to wear home when leaving the clinic as many times the clothing they arrive in is collected as part of the forensic evidence kit. Through an outreach project spearheaded by Miss Pioneer, Baylee Joice, Williams County residents assisted Sarah's Friends in donating new clothing items for local sexual assault survivors who utilize the SART Clinic.
In total, this two-month clothing drive brought in 319 items: 8 sports bras, 48 pairs of underwear, 6 tank tops, 46 t-shirts, 32 pairs of socks, 12 long-sleeve t-shirts, 7 pairs of sweatpants, 4 sweatshirts, 1 pair of sandals, and 155 pairs of leggings. Williams County is proud to support survivors of sexual assault and the SART Clinic of Northwest Ohio.
Pictured from left to right: Sarah Landenderfer, co-coordinator of SART Clinic; Miss Pioneer, Baylee Joice; and Sharla Young, co-coordinator of SART Clinic.
Thank you, Baylee, for your passion towards sexual assault survivors and ensuring the local needs in our community are continued to be met through the Northwest Ohio SART Clinic.