June Updates

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT BY GIVING BEFORE AUGUST 31

June kicks off the The Community Foundation of West Kentucky Fred Paxton Fund Challenge for Charities 2022. When you make a gift to Lotus through the Fred Paxton Fund Challenge for Charities before August 31, your gift will be matched up to $10,000! This means your gift makes twice the impact by helping Lotus create opportunities for survivors, children, and families to hope, heal, and grow.

Make your gift online and select Lotus Children’s Advocacy & Sexual Violence Resource Center or mail a check indicating Lotus in the memo line, payable to:
Community Foundation of West Kentucky
Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities
P.O. Box 7 Paducah, KY 42002

GIVE ONLINE

APPLY FOR THE LOTUS SURVIVORS COUNCIL

The mission of the Lotus Survivors Council is to advise and assist Lotus on matters related to survivors of child abuse and sexual violence. 

The Survivors Council meets regularly and holds a critical role in helping Lotus better respond to the needs of survivors and provide guidance on survivor-centered awareness initiatives, training efforts, and policy and legislative proposals.

If you have experienced sexual violence in any form, and are seeking an opportunity to connect with fellow survivors and grow your leadership skills, learn more and apply on our website below!

Learn More and Apply

LOTUS CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH

According to National Sexual Violence Resource Center, LGBTQIA+ people are four times more likely to experience violence in their life than their straight counterparts. Lotus aims to recognize, reveal, and address inequity and disparity in order to cultivate just, equitable communities where all people thrive.

All are welcome at Lotus! Help is available at no cost. Call our 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-928-7273 or visit our website to learn more.

LGBTQIA+ Resources for Survivors and Families

Lotus is grateful to celebrate Pride with our communities this month and to support diversity and inclusion all year long.

SAVE THE DATE: MEN WHO COOK 2023

Lotus’s signature event is returning in 2023!Mark your calendars: Men Who Cook will take place on April 15, 2023. 

Interested in sponsoring Men Who Cook?Email [email protected] for more information.

DEEPEN UNDERSTANDING

SUPPORT SURVIVORS
Yoga for Survivors: Poses
Yoga is a meaningful addition to any person’s healing journey, especially those who are healing from sexual violence and abuse. Yoga is beneficial for healing from trauma on many levels. Learn more about different poses and their benefits on the Lotus blog

Creativity and Healing
Expressing yourself creatively is a healthy way to work on healing and celebrate the progress you’ve made. Don’t know where to start? Let these creative examples inspire you!

 

STRENGTHEN FAMILIES
Helping Children Cope After Trauma
In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide includes tips for how to help your child heal and what to expect in the aftermath of trauma.

 

EMPOWER COMMUNITIES
Juneteenth
Also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or the country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation’s history. Learn more about Juneteenth or attend a celebration in your community, including Paducah’s Juneteenth Celebration and Mayfield’s Juneteenth Celebration.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Tuesday, June 21: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Child Abuse Prevention Training @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
Hosted by Lotus | Virtual

Tuesday, July 19: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Child Abuse Prevention Training @ 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. CDT
Hosted by Lotus | Virtual

Sarah is a community impact intern at Lotus. She is a senior at Murray State studying organizational communication and nonprofit leadership and is passionate about working in the nonprofit sector one day.
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