Center for Women and Families to hold event to honor queer survivors on Earth Day, Friday April 22

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Friday April 22, 2022. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
960 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40203

This Friday, April 22, from 4-6pm, the Center for Women and Families will hold an event to honor the growth and healing of survivors, queer survivors in particular. Attendees will paint their own pot and plant seeds, join a listening circle with prompts, and enjoy a presentation. The event will focus on strength, resilience, and healing. 

The Center for Women and Families advocates for individuals, families, and communities that have suffered from intimate partner violence. Their programming is trauma-informed and focuses on risk reduction and survivor empowerment. The Center provides alternatives for survivors who wish to undergo a sexual assault exam without having to go to the hospital. Their other services include education, crisis response (their crisis line operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year), case management, financial assistance, emergency shelter, children’s tutoring, sexual assault services, advocacy, and housing.

Safer communities means safer families and there is no better way to achieve that than through education. The Center offers programs that are open to the public, such as classes on how to recognize abuse, as well as professional trainings. Their Green Dot program is an evidence-based active bystander intervention program that shows individuals how to intervene safely if they see someone being abused. The Awareness Activities initiative provides education to over 10,000 people to build awareness and dispel myths around intimate partner violence. Trainings are also available for attorneys, physicians, police, and educators. 

Join the Center for Women and Families on Friday April 22, from 4pm to 6pm and celebrate the growth and healing of survivors. Apply here for volunteer opportunities, and/or to become an advocate or outreach assistant.

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