April is nationally declared as Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention month. Join us on facebook, instagram, twitter & youtube. LIKE & FOLLOW our pages. What we do now, matters later right?
It's important for us all to keep others engaged in the movement and conversations of ending sexual violence in our community. During the entire month of April we want photos, videos, and stories to flood social media. Use our official hashtags #heartsofhope & #NowMattersL8R along with the national hashtag #SAAM. Be sure to tag Hearts of Hope by using @theheartsofhope. Here is the weekly social media schedule for your posts
#MCM: Monday is a special day for all the female users because they're encouraged to a post a photo of any guy they know supports women’s rights, gender equality and anti-sexual harassment policies in the workplace… he can also be very attractive. We don’t have to limit this to male celebrities, models and athletes; we want to see local men of our Acadiana communities.
#TipTuesday: Friends and followers can always appreciate a little advice from someone who has the knowledge and experience related to sexual violence and harassment issues. Hearts of Hope will share a tip every Tuesday that educates the public on sexual violence laws and policies regarding school and the workplace. We encourage friends to share them so that others can become educated on how these policies affect them.
#WCW: This is exactly like #ManCrushMonday, except obviously it involves photos of women instead of men. We don’t want to out any woman’s traumatic experience of sexual violence. However, if there are brave women out there who’ve shared their social media #Metoo story, we encourage further sharing. This inspires survivors and lets the public know that women are no longer remaining silent about this issue.
#Thankful Thursdays: Hey, you're almost through the week! This is a great time to reflect on what you're grateful for- supportive HR against sexual harassment in the workplace, supportive family who aren’t complicit towards child sexual abuse, having a pastor that supports anti-violence against women, etc… The sky is the limit on what you are thankful for and the community needs to hear that. It may just inspire others to be grateful too.
#FridayFunday: Brag about how much fun you're having on Friday- at work, school, girls night out, men’s gathering, church event, etc… Go live, create inspirational stories, post a SAAM video saying “No #Metoo for Me”.
#SelfieSaturday & #SelfieSunday: Whether you’re going out, headed to church service, running errands or just having a chill R&R day, we want people to take a selfie and post it. We encourage writing on a poster/cardboard “I support #HeartsofHope because #NowMattersL8R.”
This class is sponsored by Hearts of Hope in partnership with the Woman's Foundation and is a part of the #NowMattersL8R project.
Only teens 15-18 are invited to attend due to content- risky sexual behavior, sexually transmitted infections and diseases, sexual anatomy, teen pregnancy consequences, etc. An educator from the Woman's Foundation will lead and teach the class and snacks will be provided for all participants. There is no cost but space is limited. Drop-off begins @ 4:30pm. Class starts promptly @5p.
RSVP by clicking HERE:
Are you a Northside High parent or student? Come meet us and some of our amazing volunteers; Hearts of Hope will be at the Northside High School College & Career Fair on
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Northside High School Cafeteria
Come browse our table as well as others and allow us the opportunity to answer any questions you have regarding our agency, what we do and how you can get involved.
Join us at our annual fundraiser! Come see our Studs strut the stage in high heels to show-off their support for survivors of sexual abuse. Beer, wine and signature drinks will be served in addition to a great selection of food. Entertainment will be provided by the locally infamous Souled Out band. This will be an exciting evening of mixing, mingling and dancing- all for a great cause! You'll never forget this night of fun memories; join us at the Grouse Room on Kaliste Saloom. For more info, click here
Purchase tickets here
Take a look at our team of studs & vote for your favorite here
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Dr. James & Susan Arterburn
Teens (12-18) will lead the social change campaign discussion to decrease the number of cyber-bullying and sexual abuse incidents that occur online. Come hang out with other teens to discuss issues that affect your community, school and peers.This class is sponsored by the Hearts of Hope Youth Advisory Board and is a part of the #NowMattersL8R project. Drop-off begins @ 4:30pm - 4:55pm at the SANE door.
Prizes + Food = Fun youth experience! RSVP HERE:
Click links below to view previous media coverage:
This training session will increase knowledge of child sexaul abuse, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. It is being offered to any person working with youth- counselors, mental health professionals, child care workers, athletic directors, etc. A fee of $10 is used to cover the cost of workbooks & materials. Expected outcomes:
Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse
New skills to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan
To sign up, visit:
Law Enforcement Officers will be provided with information on the role of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), how to provide a trauma-informed approach, and best practices as it relates to victims of sexual assault.
To register and for more info: www.eventbrite.com/e/law-enforcement-sexual-assault-training-tickets-36840698521?aff=es2
Join us for the BIG Kick-Off party at Dat Dog! Meet the 2k17 Studs who strut for a cause- ending sexual violence in our community.
We want you, your friends, family and employees to be a part of the excitement and celebrate with us.
Tickets for Studs in Stilettos go on sale September 7th.
This class is sponsored by the Hearts of Hope Youth Advisory Board and is a part of the #NowMattersL8R project. Drop-off begins @ 4:30pm; meeting starts promptly @ 5pm.
Teens (12-18) will lead the social change campaign discussion to decrease the number of cyber-bullying and sexual abuse incidents that occur online. Come hang out with other teens to discuss issues that affect your community, school and peers.
Prizes + Food = Fun youth experience
RSVP by clicking HERE
Click link below to view previous media coverage:
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Hearts of Hope is hosting a FREE community awareness and parent education event.
Meet the people who work towards ending child sexual abuse every day in your community. This event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Main Public Library Branch of downtown Lafayette. This is a free, family friendly event for parents and children of all ages.
Teens will learn about internet safety. then launch the social change #NowMattersL8R project via social media! Kids will enjoy face painting and cookie decorating. McGruff the crime dog will be making an appearance! Door prizes will be given away and refreshments will be served.
Just follow the red heart-shaped balloons and signs once you arrive...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Hearts of Hope is hosting a FREE community awareness and education event.
Meet the amazing people who work towards ending child sexual abuse every day in your community. This event will be held at the Crowley Public Library. This is a free, family friendly event for parents and children of all ages.
Teens will learn about internet safety then launch the social change #NowMattersL8R project via social media! Kids will enjoy face painting and cookie decorating. Door prizes will be given away and refreshments will be served.
Just follow the red heart-shaped balloons and signs once you arrive...
Did you know the pinwheel is the national symbol for healthy, happy children? Every April, we join PCAL (Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana) to plant blue pinwheels to raise awareness of the role we all play in supporting families and children.
Join us Wednesday! Schools, businesses, churches and community groups are encouraged to plant their own pinwheel gardens to show support of the cause.
This year, the National Crime Victims' Rights week event in Iberia parish will be on April 4, 2017 at 6pm at the Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion (Bouligny Plaza) on 101 East Main Street in New Iberia, La.
Please come enjoy a very memorable evening- great guest speakers, refreshments and good information!
For more information visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VOICESupportGroup/photos/pb.475346982537332.-2207520000.1490885436./1434940803244607/?type=3&theater
Get fit & fabulous @ Cyclebar! This ride benefits Hearts of Hope. Your bike fee of $25 will impact our programs and your support says that you stand with us in our fight to end sexual abuse in Acadiana!
April is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (#CAP); your support is important to us!
Click this link to join us! https://lafayettela.cyclebar.com/class-detail-inter/?apptid=1654543
Can't ride with us on April 1st? You can opt to only donate and skip the ride by clicking here: http://lafayettela.cyclebar.com/checkout/?packageID=56186
Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by Nacher
Players, fans and participants all enjoy the delicious food and raise money for local charities.Since 1992, the Chitimacha Louisiana Open Presented by NACHER has called Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club its home. Designed by world famous architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the course resides on the 392 acres that makes up Le Triomphe, nestled between the $24.5 million luxury country club facility and the Le Triomphe residential community.
PENNIES FOR BIRDIES
The Mission: To bring together community support groups and charities through the Chitimacha Louisiana Open Presented by Nacher in order to support, strengthen and enlighten family life in Acadiana.
The Goal: To increase awareness of and support for Acadiana charities and other community support groups.
The Charities: Monies raised by Pennies for Birdies will be divided between Hearts of Hope and other charities supported by the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
10k. 5k. 1 mile run/walk courses
Get laced up to join us on the run/walk to end sexual violence in our community. To register for this event, visit: http://register.cajuntiming.com/search/event.aspx?id=38289
You are invited!
Thursday, November 10th from 5:30-8pm
**Join Esthetician Candid Mouton for an evening of Caudalie Skincare, wine and refreshments; raffle and silent auction included!
5% of all product sales will go to Hearts of Hope, as well as proceeds from our silent auction. ...
Gift with purchase for any purchase over $100 and $20 off any future service booked at the event.
Skincare specialist will be on hand to analyze your skincare needs and help you choose what is best to address your concerns
420 Settlers Trace Blvd Lafayette, La 70508
Nov 10th from 5:30pm-8pm
Please text your RSVP to candid @ 832-451-8692
Come out and join us in the Devalcourt Auditorium on South Louisiana Community College for the FREE movie screening of "Brave Miss World". Bring your own popcorn and drinks.
Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. To raise awareness and provide the necessary education to the people of Vermilion parish, we invite you to stop by the Hearts of Hope table to learn more about our services and staff. Free door prizes and goodies will be given to all attendees.
Come dine at Raising Canes on Thursday April 7th! 15% proceeds go to Hearts of Hope when you mention the name while ordering. Your meal will help to heal a child on this day...
A Hearts of Hope staff member will be present to provide you with any brochures or information regarding child safety and community awareness of sexual violence.
Helping to Build a Safe Community...
Lafayette Advisory Commission on Crime Prevention presents the 2016 Crime Prevention and Safety Fair. It will be held at the Cajun Field parking lot on Bertrand @ W. Congress St. from 9a-12p on Saturday April 2nd.
Stop by the Hearts of Hope table and gather some important child abuse prevention and safety information as well as learn about what other organizations are doing to help keep kids and families safe from violence and abuse.
Great give-aways! Fun for the whole family! Free event!
***Due to outside venue, event will be cancelled if extreme weather forecasted.***