Lt. Governor Sheila Simon visits Center for Prevention of Abuse for sexual assault awareness month

By WEEK Reporter

April 12, 2014 Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness month with stop in Peoria.

Simon came to the Center for Prevention of Abuse Saturday afternoon. She tipped her hat to the center for its quality service to survivors. A main goal of the center is to provide a safe and comfortable space for those abused.

"The folks here have a really comprehensive center," said Simon. "They really have all the resources need to for folks who are survivors are sexual assault."

The center serves more than 400 survivors of sexual abuse a year.