New Resources For Survivors Of Sexual Assault In Fort Bend County

The organization Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners will provide medical exams and emotional support. They plan to open 12 new free clinics.

The organization Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners (TXFNE) is providing new resources for survivors of sexual assault in Fort Bend County.

The organization plans to open 12 new free clinics in Fort Bend County by the end of the summer. The clinics will provide medical exams and emotional support for survivors.

Khara Breeden, CEO of the TXFNE, said that sexual assault survivors have been driving 30-45 minutes into the Houston area to get an exam.

"Meeting the victim where they're at and taking the steps to address the barriers that have existed for these patients has been and always will be the mission of our organization," said Breeden. She added survivors are often also traumatized by lack of support.

Breeden said the organization wants to eventually have clinics all over Texas.

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