Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics has several t-shirts on display by their Emergency Department. The t-shirts represent their participation in The Clothesline Project. Each t-shirt on display was created by a local survivor of abuse and represents their own personal story. Traditionally, the colors of the shirts represented the type of abuse they experienced.
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shift. They then hang their shift on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics has three Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) on staff. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) include Rae McDivitt-ARNP; Caylee Rokke-RN; and Cassandra Neumann-RN.
Catholic Charities Phoenix House is the domestic violence and sexual assault program serving southwest Iowa. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact an advocate on their 24-hour crisis line at 712-328-0266 or Toll-Free at 1-888-612-0266.