New clothes are needed in Owensboro for local victims of sexual assault. New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services says investigators often take victims clothes worn during an assault for evidence. The nonprofit is collecting new cold weather clothing, men, and women underwear of all sizes, sports bras of all sizes, t-shirts, sweatshirts, flip flops.
Volunteers will be putting kits together and presenting them to victims at local hospitals. After the forensic examination is complete, the victim will be given the clothes and have the opportunity to redress. The program is intended to reduce some of the trauma of sexual assault in the community, to help restore dignity to the victim, and to allow the healing process to begin.