Our 2021-22 Impact

Our mission is to support survivors, strengthen families, and empower communities. At Lotus, we see the goal of recovery as not only surviving trauma, but also opening up to the possibilities of hope, healing, and growth. Committed to ending child abuse and sexual violence, we are working to cultivate a collective, unified community that meets survivors with compassion and a culture that simply does not tolerate interpersonal violence.

WHO WE SERVE

CHILDREN’S
ADVOCACY CENTER

SEXUAL VIOLENCE
RESOURCE CENTER

COMMUNITY
IMPACT

CONNECT
WITH LOTUS

Who We Serve

Lotus | Areas We Serve

All Are Welcome

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

Nearly

1,300

Survivors, Children, and Families Served in 2021-2022

Demographics

Age

Race/Ethnicity

Gender

2021-2022 Impact | Demographics | Gender

Victim-Offender Relationship

98.7%

of victims served by Lotus knew their offender

80.1%

of survivors reported that abuse or assault was perpetrated by a family or household member
Lotus | 2021-2022 Impact Report | Child Advocacy Center

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 eight 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 2021-22,
Lotus served

502 children

and 391 supportive family members through our children’s advocacy center.

I appreciated their kindness and patience above everything else. Their level of professionalism both over the phone, on the computer, and in person, was amazing. They were very considerate of our emotional state and gave us time and space to recompose. I was thoroughly impressed with the campus as a whole and all of the services that were offered.

Caregiver

of child who received a forensic interview and family advocacy

Services Provided

Forensic Services

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

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.

Advocacy & support

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

Mission Impact

Safety

Over 95% of caregivers reported that their child felt safe at Lotus.

Healing

After receiving Lotus’s services, 84.3% of children and families reported reduced symptoms of traumatic stress.

Justice

Six Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) collaboratively supported safety, healing, and justice outcomes of child abuse victims and their families. One hundred percent of cases reported that all safety steps were taken to support children and families.

I feel our community is blessed by having Lotus as a resource for adults and children. Having clients that know they are part of a ‘team’ and that their ‘team’ of people are behind them seeking justice is something that I am honored to be part of. I have seen the difference in clients that work with Lotus and clients that do not and it is night and day. Having monthly meetings and knowing that I can reach out to other agencies to help me ensure that clients have access to resources is both important and comforting.

Multidisciplinary Team Partner

Prosecution

Lotus | Sexual Violence Resource Center

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 2021-22,
Lotus served

374 survivors

and 32 supportive family members through our sexual violence resource center.

Type of Victimization

My trauma doesn’t feel like it is always there anymore. I feel like I am in a good place.

Survivor

Services Provided

Medical Advocacy & Crisis Response

Survivors receive confidential, 24-hour support from a trained advocate to help them decide next steps toward healing and recovery, including Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs).

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.

Advocacy & support

Lotus advocates offer support and resources to meet survivors’ needs, while helping them explore and define what justice means to them. 

Mission Impact

Safety

After calling the Lotus 24-Hour Helpline, 92.3% of survivors in crisis reported that they were better able to cope.

Healing

After accessing Lotus’s services, 58% of survivors reported decreased symptoms of traumatic stress and 52% reported increased functioning.

Justice

Regional Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) collaboratively supported safety, healing, and justice outcomes of survivors. Nearly 76% of cases reported that all safety steps were taken to support the survivor.

Lotus | Community Impact | Kentucky

Community Impact

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.

Just, Equitable Communities Where All Persons Thrive

3,635 students

gained skills to treat others with kindness;
cope with adversity by building resilience;
use the internet safely; and create safer, more inclusive spaces to learn and socialize.

51 adults

learned to recognize, respond to, and prevent child abuse and sexual violence and strengthened their expertise in providing care for survivors, children, and families.

55 volunteers

served 725.25 hours through crisis response and medical advocacy, restorative services, community outreach and support, and the Lotus Survivors Council.

As a survivor I found hope within the program at Lotus. As a volunteer I find growth within Lotus, being an active part of change and witnessing resiliency.

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