Staff Spotlight – Hannah Nichols, Advocacy Coordinator

Meet Rebuilding Hope’s Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Nichols. Hannah has been a part of the team first as a volunteer in 2017 while attending the University of Puget Sound and became a full-time staff member after graduation. Curious about people and drawn to adventure, Hannah has traveled to over 16 countries and five continents, and loves…

Staff Spotlight – Jenn Jonassen, Agency Administrator

Jenn Jonassen is Rebuilding Hope’s Agency Administrator, but she is far more than the logistical queen of the office. Since October of 2019, Jenn has been the warm and welcoming face of the agency, making sure everyone who comes into contact with Rebuilding Hope is met with care and compassion. In her position as Agency…

Sisters Rising June 2021 Update

June 2021 Update! Rebuilding Hope and our esteemed guests of Sisters Rising were overwhelmed with the attendance, participation and showing of support that we received during the April 20th virtual event. We not only reached, but exceeded our fundraising goal for the event and were able to redirect $3,200 back to Innovations HTC to support…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month- Why talk about it?

Addressing sexual assault is alot like cleaning a wound or removing a splinter. Ever been around a kid with a splinter or even had one yourself as an adult? The last thing anyone with a splinter wants is to go digging around in there to get it out. Understandable. Best just to cover it up…

Staff Spotlight – Christina Lee, Deputy Director

Hi, my name is Christina Lee and I am the Deputy Director at Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County. I am so grateful to be able to share my story with you. My journey started when finishing up my last year at the University of Washington. There, I attended a self-defense class where…

Celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness Month with April 20th Sisters Rising Virtual Fundraiser Program

“1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men,” reads the introduction to Sisters Rising, the award-winning 2020 documentary on sexual violence in Native American communities. Rebuilding Hope is working to illuminate the pervasive sexual violence committed against Native Women during our…

What Governor Cuomo’s Pattern of Abuse Teaches Us

Content warning: descriptions of sexual harassment “A text book abuser” This is Charlotte Bennett’s description of her former boss, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Six women have come forward accusing Cuomo of inappropriate touching and invasive sexual advances and questions. The multiple harassment allegations have come out at a unique time for Governor Cuomo, since…

Staff Spotlight – Carlyn Sampson, Executive Director

I’m humbled to have the chance to share my story here. Mine is not an intentional story, but one I am beyond grateful to claim. I stumbled across Rebuilding Hope shortly after I moved to Pierce County in 2012. Having just completed 7 years earning two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree dedicated to the…

COVID-19 Has Not Stopped Sexual Harassment

COVID-19 has changed all aspects of our culture, but it has not left behind sexual harassment. A recent Forbes article states reports of sexual harassment are down, which could be due to a variety of reasons, some of which were mentioned in the article.1 However, sexual harassment is notoriously underreported, with 3 out of 4…

Boys and Men, Too

Boy Scouts from across the country are coming forward with accounts of sexual abuse from former Scout Leaders – as of November 15th, 2020 82,663 of them have filed a claim. The shear number of these filings is enough to take your breath away, but one thing society must take away from this is that…