Our 2020-21 Impact

Explore our mission impact. In 2020-21, Lotus served 8.4% more survivors, children, and families than last year; 64.1% more than we served five years ago.

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 PROGRAM

CONNECT
WITH LOTUS

Who We Serve

All Are Welcome

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

1,237

Survivors, Children, and Families Served

799

Survivors and Children

447

Supportive Family Members

Demographics

Age

Race/Ethnicity

Gender

Victim-Offender Relationship

98%

of victims served by Lotus knew their offender

58.8%

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

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 2020-21,
Lotus served

520

children and their family members.

I love the homey feel of the center. Once you are here you’re more likely to discuss what’s going on versus sitting in an office.

Caregiver

Services Provided

Forensic Services

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

307 children and their families received forensic services.

A therapy dog was present for 8.7% of services.

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.
179 children and their families received therapy and restorative 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.
505 children and their families received advocacy and support services.

Mission Impact

Safety

99.3% of caregivers reported that their child felt safe at Lotus.

Healing

88% of children and families reported reduced symptoms of traumatic stress.

Justice

Six Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) collaboratively supported 484 child abuse cases.

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 served

360

survivors.

I have gained the freedom of using my voice and knowing that it is heard.

Lotus Survivors Council Member

Type of Victimization

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).
Lotus responded to 100 hospital calls in partnership with five area hospitals and 41 crisis line calls to the Lotus 24-Hour Helpline.
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.

171 survivors received therapy and restorative services.

Advocacy & support

Lotus advocates provide information to help survivors understand medical and legal options and offer support through the process.
394 survivors and their loved ones received advocacy and support services.

 

Mission Impact

Safety

97.3% of survivors in crisis reported that they were better able to cope after calling the Lotus 24-Hour Helpline.

Healing

61.4% of survivors reported improvement in one or more symptom areas.

Justice

Eight Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) collaboratively supported the legal, medical, and social care of 106 survivors.

family sitting on steps at Lotus

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.

Family & Youth Resilience

154

parents and caregivers connected through

56

Parent Cafes and Nurturing Parenting classes.

Everyone was welcoming and inviting and it seems like they genuinely care.

Caregiver

Just, Equitable Communities Where All Persons Thrive

1,471 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.

245 adults

gained skills to recognize, respond to,
and prevent child abuse;
implement trauma-informed practices;
and reduce stress through mindfulness.

Volunteers

Lotus | Sexual Assault Center | Sexual Abuse Resources

50

Volunteers served

541

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

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