Start By Believing

Start By Believing

I believe you. These three little words can make all the difference to a survivor of sexual abuse or assault. Family Resources has joined the global campaign to change the way we respond to sexual abuse.

The fourth annual Start By Believing Day is recognized Wednesday, April 3. On that day, advocates from all over the region will gather at a conference in Chicago, and our local communities will become Start By Believing communities! 

In utilizing billboards, radio advertising, broadcast PSAs, posters, social media and teaming up with local agencies our hope is to create a safe environment for survivors of sexual abuse. Learn more about this global campaign at Post your pledge to social media with #startbybelieving to spread awareness to your family and friends. Although we are kicking off this initiative during April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are keeping the momentum going all year round!

CLICK HERE to download the pledge in Spanish
CLICK HERE to download the pledge in English

If you or your organization would like to submit your individual or group pledge photos to be posted on the Family Resources' Facebook page, please email photos to our Communications and Events Coordinator at Photos will be posted to our social media.

Family Resources offers comprehensive services to survivors including counseling, crisis response, advocacy, and other support. Visit our services page to learn more. 

24-Hour Crisis Lines 
Iowa: 866-921-3354  
Illinois: 309-797-1777 
Every call is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL

Public Service Announcement

Special thanks to the Child Abuse Council as our Start By Believing community partner! Find more information on the Child Abuse Council by visiting View our public service announcement that airs throughout the month of April.

Speaking in this PSA:  
Angie Kendall, Child Abuse Council 
Timothy Phillips, St. Ambrose University 
Jazmin Newton-Butt, League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #10 
Geoffrey Peiffer, Davenport Police Department

2018 PSA FR from Mike Mickle on Vimeo.


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