20K postcard project combats sexual assault violence during pandemic

20K postcard project combats sexual assault violence during pandemic

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Twenty-thousand postcards will soon hit the streets to help combat sexual assault violence.

This week, Ruth’s Cottage and the Patti Cake House will start placing those postcards throughout the area.

The project is called Dear Ruth’s Cottage.

Staff said this is a discreet way for people to get their questions about sexual assaults answered.

It’s also an opportunity to get your comments, thoughts or encouraging words out and to let your voice be heard.

Staff said this is one of their ways to continue fighting sexual assault violence during the pandemic even as sexual assault calls over the past couple of months haven’t increased.

“And my fear is that COVID has created a place where people can’t necessarily get away from their abusers to be able to reach help and then being able to not do the outreach that we’ve been doing so much of before. My fear is that we’re not getting all the information out there to all the places that need it the most,” Kayla Myers, who wears many hats at Ruth’s Cottage and the Patti Cake House, including shelter manager and is also over the Sexual Assaults Program.

Kayla Myers
Kayla Myers (Source: WALB)

The cards will be placed in public spaces like schools, doctor offices and government offices.

The comments and questions will be posted on Ruth’s Cottage and the Patti Cake House social media pages.

All you need to do is just place the card in your mailbox or drop it off at their offices.

Staff with Ruth’s Cottage and the Patti Cake House are available 24/7 and the hotline number is (229) 388-1541.

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