OMAHA (FOX 42 KPTM)-- April is sexual assault awareness month, and the only program of its kind in the metro will be using 21st century technology to help combat the growing problem. The program, SANE provides a forensic team of nurses trained to help these victims, showing us the role it plays in changing the community and its views when it comes to rape. "I was really emotional and scared and fearful, and feeling like I needed to do something proactive. I needed to report what had happened.. because I didn't do it. I didn't ask for it. I didn't want it and it wasn't right," said one victim. "They took me to a backroom and introduced me to a nurse that was going to do all the things that they have to do after that, and that's just kind of where it started." And this place, Anne Boatright told FOX 42, is where it starts. If victims are willing to get help.."You know I see the transformation of patients everyday as they come through this program. They come in here very broken, and torn down and I think we really help to rebuild them and help to give them the tools to survive past this event and past today." "She made me feel like I could make it and that I did the right thing. When I was.. when most people that go in there are questioning, did they do the right thing? Even if you're ready, you still wonder," said this victim. She admits it was the hardest thing she's ever done. After the evidence kit, all the questions in her mind finally stopped."I see a future, and I didn't see that when I.. I thought it was kind of done." Boatright added, "You know, we're here for you." The hospital will be hosting a Twitter Chat April 7th to get the metro involved. Boatright says the hashtag no more could be your way of taking part.
It takes place between noon and 1 p.m. If you or a loved one need help, the Women's Center for Advancement encourages you to call their 24/7 hotline at (402) 345-7273.