POPLAR BLUFF -- The U.S. Department of Justice reports that every two minutes a woman is raped and one out of every three women in America will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. With shocking statistics like these, medical professionals in Poplar Bluff deal with rapes and sexual assaults several times a month. While victims can be treated medically, sometimes the emotional damage is harder to heal... but a new program may help.
A new program is offering a helping hand. Haven House and the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center are working together to provide support and counseling for victims.