IMPACT REPORT

Our Impact

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Who We Serve

Supporting Survivors

Lotus serves all eight counties of the Purchase Area: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Graves, Fulton, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken.

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Survivor Statistics

Survivors, Children and Families served by Lotus

Children and Survivors

Family Members

%

More People Served Than Last Year

%

More People Served Than the Last 5 Years

Survivor Demographics

Age

Race/Ethnicity

Identified Gender

Disabilities

Homelessness

LGBTQ+

Victim-Offender Relationship

Only

%

of Victims Served Who Did Not Know Their Offender

%

of survivors reported that abuse or assault was perpetrated by a family or household member

Sexual Assault | Sexual Abuse | Lotus
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Children’s Advocacy Center

Our Children’s Advocacy Program is based on a multidisciplinary (MDT) approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse cases across the 8 counties of the Purchase Region. In our child friendly settings, skilled professionals provide comprehensive services to help child abuse victims and their supportive family members through the entire process from crisis through long-term recovery.

Type of Victimization

In 2020-21:
Lotus provided CAC services to

children and their families.

Services Provided

Forensic Services

Our forensic interview team is trained to help children feel safe and comfortable as they begin talking about their experiences.

1,052 of services provided for 281 of children and their families.

A therapy dog was present for 8.7% of services.

Advocacy & support

Advocates help victims and their caregivers navigate the legal system and make important decisions, and partner with caregivers to build protective factors.

Lotus provided 7,796 advocacy services for 505 children and their families.

Therapy & restorative services

Lotus delivers evidence-based mental health treatments to child victims of abuse and caregivers to reduce trauma symptoms and prevent the long-term effects of exposure to trauma.

Lotus provided 2,415 services for 179 children and their families.

Safety, Healing and Justice

OMS

99.3% of caregivers report they believe their child felt safe at Lotus.

Advocacy & support

68.4% of CAC clients/ caregivers that were re-assessed reported increased functioning and 88% of CAC clients/ caregivers that were re-assessed reported reduced symptoms.

MDT

6 Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs), worked together on 484 child abuse cases to ensure the legal, health, and social care of children and families.

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Sexual Violence Resource Center

Our Sexual Violence Resource Center provides support and advocacy services to individuals of all ages who have been impacted by sexual abuse and assault. Advocates help survivors and their loved ones define needs, explore options, understand reactions, and strengthen coping skills.

In 2020-21:
Lotus provided SVRC services to

Adult Survivors

Type of Victimization

[NUMBERS EQUAL 99.7%]

Services Provided

Crisis Response

Survivors receive confidential support from a trained advocate to help them decide next steps toward healing and recovery, including Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs)

Provided crisis response advocacy at 100 hospital calls in partnership with 5 area hospitals and 41 crisis line calls to our 24-Hour Helpline.

Advocacy & support

Lotus advocates provide information to help survivors understand medical and legal options and offer support through the process.

84% of survivors found legal and medical personnel to be helpful in the hospital setting.

Lotus | Sexual Assault Center | Sexual Abuse Resources

Therapy & restorative services

Survivors are met with a holistic approach to healing and wellness which includes therapeutic techniques and restorative practices addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of an individual’s experience.

61.4% of survivors engaged in Lotus SVRC therapy services reported improvement in one or more symptom areas.
54.4% of re-assessed SVRC clients reported increased functioning and 61.4% of re-assessed survivors participating in therapy services reported reduced symptoms.

Safety, Healing and Justice

%

of survivors in crisis reported that they felt safer and were better able to cope with their situation after speaking with a Lotus advocate on the 24-Hour Helpline.

Restorative

Lotus offered 56 restorative opportunities such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness which engaged 419 members of our community.

SARTs

8 Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), including 129 partners, worked together to ensure the legal, health, and social care of survivors.

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Community Impact Program

Through shared values of resilience, empowerment, diversity, equity, and inclusion, our Community Impact program aims to deepen understanding, inspire action, and amplify our collective impact to create lasting change.

Strengthening Families & Communities

Parent Cafes held with

Attendees

Services Provided

Students

1,471 Purchase Area students received prevention education on kindness and inclusion, coping skills, body safety, internet safety, healthy relationships, bystander empowerment, consent, self-care, and boundaries.

Adults

245 adults received education on child abuse prevention through Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Volunteers

Lotus | Sexual Assault Center | Sexual Abuse Resources

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Volunteers Served

hours to support survivors, strengthen families, and empower communities to end child abuse and sexual violence.

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