Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Disability Rights Washington have merged resources, knowledge and skills in a unique statewide collaboration to effect change for survivors living in long-term care. This informed effort engages people from across the systems so long term care is transformed, accountable and intolerant of violence, with services that are trauma informed.
Every person has a role and responsibility to end sexual violence. This partnership amplifies and learns from the voices, experiences and autonomy of survivors living in nursing homes, assisted living and adult family homes. Intentional action and awareness addresses the reality of sexual violence and results in meaningful improvements and supporting the well-being of all long-term care residents.