Esperanza House: We’re here to help

April 10, 2011 • Local News

April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month. Esperanza House, a United Way agency, wants you to know that it is available to assist any sexual assault or child abuse victims. The nonprofit has been in Roswell since 1992.

“A lot of people aren’t familiar with sexual assault,” Michael Turner, Esperanza House executive director, said. “There are ways of preventing it. We encourage everybody to learn more about it.”

Turner said Esperanza House treats about 50 sexual assault cases every year. He said statistically that’s only a fraction of the possible 500 unreported cases that happen annually.

“Only one in 10 sexual assaults is reported. The key is to report it — Login to read more

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