Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Happy Spring, the season of rebirth, growth, hope, and change!
Julie Valentine Center is dedicated to providing crisis intervention, prevention education, child advocacy services, and treatment 365 days a year. During the month of April, we celebrate Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We dedicate 30 days to increasing prevention education about child abuse and sexual assault; awareness of the impact of these crimes on individuals, families, and the community; and support for Julie Valentine Center.
Child abuse and sexual assault is difficult to think about, much less talk about. During the month of April, we challenge you to listen, learn, and talk about these issues. Every individual reading this has been impacted by child abuse and/ or sexual assault either directly or indirectly. You may be a survivor yourself and/ or have friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers who are survivors. Everyone has a role in ending child abuse and sexual assault. By educating yourself about the dynamics of child abuse and sexual assault, and increasing your awareness of the services available to victims and survivors, you are showing your support for all survivors.
This year we are launching our first annual Have a Heart for Julie Valentine Day: Wine & Dine to Donate. On Thursday, April 27, 2023, our generous hospitality industry partners are joining us in celebrating Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness month by donating a percentage of sales to Julie Valentine Center. We know that sharing food and drink brings people together, so we hope you will join us by checking out the list of generous supporting establishments on our website and make plans to wine and dine in support of survivors on April 27. Be sure to continue checking our website as the date gets closer and as more establishments commit to Having a Heart for Julie Valentine Day.
Thank you for your continued support of Julie Valentine Center during April and every month of the year.
Shauna Galloway-Williams, CEO
Julie Valentine Center
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