Save the Date!
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
More details to come soon!
Wear your teal shirts and join us at the Louisiana State Capitol as we advocate for continual support to survivors of sexual assault.
Contact your legislator because your voice matters. Policy change begins with their support of ending sexual violence in our workplaces and college campuses.
What is Take Back the Night?
It's a night to create safe communities & respectful relationships for sexual assault survivors through awareness. This event will be a safe space for survivors, their close family/friends, community leaders and social service professionals. It's a time to empower and build our community through art, speakers and more.
Take Back the Night is about women across the world taking back their voices by speaking out against the crimes we so often face. It occurs in over 30 countries worldwide. Over 600 campuses and communities have held Take Back The Night events. We have reached over 30 million people with our message, our support and our commitment to ending sexual violence.
Brought to you by:
Hearts of Hope, LAFASA & Letters from Women of the World!
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 by planting pinwheels at schools, businesses, churches and community hangouts to show support of the cause. We'll be handing out pinwheels at locations such as Women & Children's Hospital, Girard Park, and Lafayette Consolidated Government
Snap a pic of a pinwheel garden and upload it to social media. Tag Hearts of Hope and use the official hashtags- #CAP #SAAM #Heartsofhope
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Thursday, April 12th 2-4p UL- Lafayette Student Union
Special thanks to our UL-Lafayette community!
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.
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:
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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:
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