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We’re excited to share all the ways you can get involved in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Take a look at what’s coming up next month!

Growing Together! Festival & Picnic sponsored by Humana Healthy Horizons

Saturday, April 23 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lotus, 1605 North Friendship Road | Paducah, KY 42001

Join Lotus for a day of playful activities, a cookout and picnic, and connection with community at the Growing Together! Festival and Picnic. Enjoy food, expressive arts, music, nature seek-and-find, enriching games, therapy dogs, yoga, and more—free! All are welcome.

Learn more on our website, or let us know you’re going on Facebook.


If you would like to volunteer with Lotus but are not sure how, join us at one of three upcoming open house events! You will have a chance to meet staff and volunteers, tour our Paducah campus, and learn about how you can get involved through medical advocacy and crisis response, restorative services, community outreach, outdoor sanctuary and administrative support, or the Lotus Survivors Council.

Tuesday, April 12

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Learn More

Saturday, April 16
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. |  Learn More

Wednesday, April 27
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. |  Learn More



Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Becomes Law
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Since its enactment, VAWA programs, administered by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, have dramatically improved federal, tribal, state, and local responses to these crimes. Read about how this reauthorization ensures survivors’ access to healing services, and supports programs to prevent sexual violence, from the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence.

Kentucky United Against Sexual Violence Shirt
Shop for a cause to show your support! Sales support the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, our statewide coalition of sexual violence resource centers. There’s still time to get your shirt before Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month! View all styles and order online.


Announcing Our 2022 Legendary Partner
Earlier this week, Lotus traveled to Frankfort to attend the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kentucky Legendary Partners awards event to recognize Leigh Ann Wiggins, investigative supervisor for protection and permanency with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, for her remarkable contributions to our multidisciplinary teams. Governor Andy Beshear offered words of encouragement, support, and congratulations at the event. Thank you, Leigh Ann, for your commitment to keeping children safe! Learn more about Leigh Ann by watching our video.


Research & Literature Library
The ‘me too.’ Movement presents this collection of resources as one of the many places survivors can start their healing journey. From memoirs that take you inside the mind of a survivor, to statistics and research that can propel healing or activism, this ever-expanding library is for you.


View all upcoming events on our website.

Mondays (ongoing): Survivor Led Support Group @ 6:00 p.m. CDT
Hosted by Lotus, Ampersand, and Hope Harbor

Tuesday, March 22: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® @ 1:00 p.m. CDT
Hosted and facilitated by Lotus (virtual)

Friday, April 1: Wear Blue Day
Wear blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. Share your photo and tag Lotus on Facebook and Instagram.

Friday, April 1: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry — Benefitting Lotus @ 4:00 p.m. CDT
Hosted by Paducah Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council #1055

Tuesday, April 5: Wear Teal Day
Wear teal to raise awareness of sexual violence prevention. Share your photo and tag Lotus on Facebook and Instagram.

Thursday, April 14: Calloway County Community Pop-up Event @ 4:00 p.m. CDT
Hosted by Lotus | Central Park (Murray)

Tuesday, April 26: Workplace Policies That Build Resilience Webinar @ 11:00 a.m. CDT
Hosted by Lotus (virtual)

Saturday, April 30: Marshall County Community Pop-up Event @ 12:00 p.m. CDT
Hosted by Lotus | Marshall County Public Library @Benton

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