Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Helping Hands Giving Hope

School of Wash has teamed up with Lily Pad to help bring a little sunshine back into the lives of sexually abused children and women.  How are we going to help?  We will provide all the victims seeking help at the Lily Pad with a bag of shampoo, conditioner and body wash.  Why?  Because it is an amazing cause, but more importantly, every victim of sexual assault has one thing in common, the desire to wash away the assault.  And we know what a relief it is to feel and smell clean.  
We want to make a difference, and you can help!  Our program will launch May 10th and from that day forward for every purchase of School of Wash products we will donate a bag of goodies to the Lily Pad.  You Purchase = We Donate!  It's that simple.  Our goal is to help all 550 women and children that visit the Lily Pad for help every year.  

Help us make a difference!

        Did you know?
  • Every 2 1⁄2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 out of 4 girls will be sexually abused by age 18.
  • 1 out of 6 boys will be sexually abused by age 18.
  • Approximately 70% of rape victims know the assailant.
  • 30-40% of child victims are abused by a family member.
  • Another 50% are abused by someone outside the family whom they know and trust.
  • Approximately 40% are abused by older or larger children whom they know.
  • Only 10% of sexual assault victims are abused by strangers.

    Who We Are
    Lily Pad is regionally recognized for its exceptional delivery of comprehensive services to victims and families impacted by crimes of sexual assault and child sexual/physical abuse. Services provided are developmentally appropriate and specialized to meet the distinctive needs of each individual impacted by crimes of sexual violence. There is no charge to victims that receive direct services from the Lily Pad. Programs and services provided include:
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • 24-hour professional assistance and support for allied professionals
  • Forensic Interviews for alleged child victims of sexual/physical abuse and witnesses to violent crime
  • 24-hour forensic-medical evidentiary exam/ assessment and evidence collection
  • Child, adolescent, adult and family advocacy
  • Medical accompaniment
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Georgia statewide Adolescent/ Adult and Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE) and Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • -  Professional training programs for law enforcement; prosecutors; judges; medical personnel; child protective
    services; and allied professionals
  • -  Consultation; trainings; protocol and policy development assistance for: schools, media, government agencies,
    publications, and educational and youth serving organizations

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