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Impact Report

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

All Are Welcome

Lotus serves all eight counties of the Purchase Area: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Graves, Fulton, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken.
Survivors, Children, and Families Served in 2021-2022





Victim-Offender Relationship

0 %
of victims served by Lotus knew their offender
0 %
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.

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.
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


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


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


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

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.

Type of Victimization

In 2021-22, Lotus served 374 survivors and 32 supportive family members through our Sexual Violence Resource Center.
My trauma doesn’t feel like it is always there anymore. I feel like I am in a good place.

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).

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

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.

Mission Impact


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


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


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.

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 more 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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