Jun 1st, 2018
The Angel Shot Program is an effort of the Rape Crisis Center, a program of Lifelines Counseling Service, and local area bars/restaurants. The Angel Shot program is a program used worldwide in an effort to provide bar and restaurant goers the opportunity to go to a bartender or wait staff if they feel uncomfortable or in danger. Here's how it works: Order an angel shot neat and a bartender will make sure you receive an escort you to your car. Ask for it with ice and the bartender will call a taxi or Uber for you. Order it with lime and the staff will call the police.
Jim Walker, one of the owners of OK Bicycle Shop, Liquid Sushi Lounge, Pinky’s , and Laury Rowland, RCC Victim Advocate, have been working on implementing this program throughout Mobile’s Downtown Entertainment district. Jim, along with 20 other owners, have decided to hang the posters in their restaurants/bars bathrooms and train their staff on how to help someone in need based on the program.
As a member of the Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), the Rape Crisis Center of Mobile meets regularly with other centers across the state and discusses what is happening in their part of the state. Currently, a crisis center in North Alabama is executing the same program and Laury heard about the program during one of her ACAR meetings. The campaign is just another sexual assault prevention tool available to citizens of our community. If you are an owner and would like materials and training at no cost to the owner, please contact Laury at 251-431-5100.
If you have any other questions, please contact Laury Rowland, Rape Crisis Center Victim Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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