FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local organization is raising awareness about an issue that affects many people.

April is sexual assault awareness month. The Council On Domestic Abuse was joined by Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett Monday for a proclamation and banner-dropping ceremony at the Vigo County Courthouse.

CODA’s executive director Emily Murray said the organization is now officially a Rape Crisis Center.

“One in three Hoosier women are sexually assaulted in their life. That’s a huge number if you consider all the women in your life, one in three, so bringing this awareness is huge for our organization and for our community,” Murray said.

CODA wants the local community to understand all the services they provide, and bring attention to this important issue.

CODA serves people in Clay, Sullivan, Vigo, Parke, and Vermillion Counties.

Those looking for help or to utilize CODA services can call the shelter at 1-800-566-CODA, or visit their website here.