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Supporting someone who has experienced sexual assault

April is both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month. The following article is the second article of a four-week series focusing on raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. 2-in-5 women and 1-in-5 men will experience a form of sexual abuse/assault in their lifetime and 1-in-3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Last year HCWC provided services to 693 victims of sexual assault and responded to area hospitals 112 times for Hospital Emergency Advocate Response Team calls.

Normalizing 'The Talk'

April is both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month. The following article is the second article of a fourweek series focusing on raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. 2 in 5 women and 1 in 5 men will experience a form of sexual abuse/ assault in their lifetime and 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

Protecting our water wells

The Texas Legislature mandates the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) protect the longterm reliability of groundwater in Western Hays County — one of the top-five fastest growing counties in the US, where the population’s drinking water supply is served almost entirely by groundwater. Family homes, businesses, schools, livestock, vineyards, orchards, businesses such as concrete production and breweries all rely on the same limited groundwater supply originating in the Trinity Aquifer.

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