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Wayne State College To Partner With Haven House for Assault Awareness Month

Published Monday, April 9th, 2018

The Wayne State College Radio Workshop class, which operates the campus radio station 91.9 The Cat, is working with Haven House during April to raise funds to support the organization’s services.

Wayne State College service-learning students are partnering with Haven House for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

Haven House offers crisis intervention and prevention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Wayne State College Radio Workshop class, which operates the campus radio station 91.9 The Cat, is working with Haven House during April to raise funds to support the organization’s services. 

“This will be the 23rd time that the radio station has held an April special event to raised funds for a non-profit organization, almost always Haven House,” said Michael Marek, WSC faculty member and radio station advisor. “This year, as a service-learning project, we are working more closely than ever with the Haven House staff, and the project continues all this month.”

On April 12 and 13, students from 91.9 the Cat will broadcast from many locations around Wayne, calling attention to the need and services provided by Haven House, and asking for contributions. In the days leading up to the event, they will also be visiting businesses in Wayne to ask for support, and performing a “dorm storm” to ask WSC students for their support, as well.

Several businesses in Wayne will invite their customers to support the important services provided by Haven House for all or part of April, including Pac N Save, Quality Foods, and Wayne East. Wayne East will contribute $.50 to Haven House for each nachos order from Sunday, April 8, to Sunday, April 15.

Members of the public wanting to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month can also contribute directly on the Haven House website.

Haven House was formed in 1978 by a group that organized from the Association of American University Women and Wayne State College to address the need for services for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Forty years later, Haven House has two office locations, seven full-time staff, a volunteer board of eight members, plus several volunteers and interns. In 2017, the team helped 286 individuals who were regaining their lives after domestic violence or sexual assault. The staff have also responded to more than 1,000 crisis calls on their crisis line at 800-440-4633. 

The student-operated radio station 91.9 The Cat has served Wayne and Wayne State College since 1971 at 91.9 on the FM dial, streaming on the web and via the Tune-In app.