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AVALON CENTER ASSISTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

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The Avalon Center in Crossville released figures today regarding the number of domestic and sexual assault victims they have assisted in three months. The report is issued quarterly. From the newsletter sent out, the Avalon Center assisted 659 individuals from May to July of 2019.

Of that, Cumberland County had the most with 226 adults and 36 children followed by Roane County with 113 adults and 2 children. Bledsoe County was third with 89 adults and 8 children. Fentress, Morgan and Rhea counties had around 50 adults each.

The mission of the Avalon Center is to end power based violence against men, women and children

The Avalon Center was founded in 1984 as Battered Women, Inc. and was the first organization in the community to provide a safe haven for victims of family violence. The organization started as a grass roots movement in the community as people began to realize a need for services for victims of domestic violence.

The Avalon Center has since grown into an important community resource providing comprehensive services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence.

The Avalon Center serves the following counties of Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, and Van Buren.

If you are a victim of domestic or sexual assault, there is help for you in the Avalon Center. There is a 24 hour crisis line you can call at 800-641-3434. The Avalon Center is located at 196 10th Street in Crossville (between West Avenue and Miller Bypass on 10th Street).

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