Why Aurora Health Care Recognizes Denim Day

Denim Day is an international day of awareness for victims of sexual abuse. It began in honor of an 18-year-old girl in Italy who was forcibly raped by her driving instructor. The teen pressed charges, but the case was later dismissed because a supreme court judge declared the victim “was wearing tight jeans” and must have helped to remove them.

Each year, more than 2,500 survivors of sexual abuse start their healing journey in an Aurora Health Care facility. In fact, Aurora Health Care is the only health care system in Wisconsin dedicated to helping survivors of abuse from the point of crisis through life-long recovery.

Your support to Denim Day benefits Aurora’s Healing & Advocacy Services.

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Someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Get more facts and help raise awareness.

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Help survivors of sexual abuse thrive.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact:

Sexual Assault Treatment Center 

Our comprehensive team of nurses, social workers and advocates  provide immediate help. Call 414-219-5555 or 920-456-7400.

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The Healing Center

The state’s only free center dedicated to helping abuse survivors recover and thrive. Call 414-671-4325.

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Forensic Nursing Services

These specialized nurses are available to offer immediate care in Burlington, Elkhorn, Hartford, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and West Allis.

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