It could be your neighbor, your coworker or even your best friend.
The Laurel Center reports that 40 percent of sexual assault survivors don't tell anyone they were ever assaulted.
Studies show that between one in five to three in five women have been sexually assaulted.
The Laurel Center is a shelter for abused women and children in the City of Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties.
Throughout the year, they have programs for women, men and teens to cope with issues they may be dealing with.
"Beyond Trauma" is one of those programs.
They find that creativity helps women of sexual assault along the healing journey.
"We have some wonderful art projects. And that's very theraputic, because trauma is stored in a different area of the brain than verbal or language and so anything that you can do along that artstic side, creative side you're tapping into where trauma is stored and it's very healing," said Connie Parmar.
Parmar is a sexual assault counselor at The Laurel Center.
The "Beyond Trauma" program will also talk about the different types of abuse.
Survivors will learn healthy coping mechanisms while focusing on safety.
If you're interested in attending this free program, spaces are still open.
They will meet Thursdays starting September 6 to November 1 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Call The Laurel Center to register: 540-667-6160
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