Presentation on theme: "SAVA Center Report to the Community. SAVA Mission SAVA’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling for all those affected by."— Presentation transcript:
SAVA Mission SAVA’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence and provide prevention programs through community outreach and education.
SAVA’s Purpose Provide accessible, inclusive therapy and support services to victims of sexual assault regardless of income, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, or any other characteristic. Promote life skills, character building, and long-term self sufficiency through the prevention of sexual assault.
Who do we reach? In 2014, SAVA provided information to 12,878 individuals. Special focuses: Individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities Homeless victims of sexual assault Spanish-speaking communities Incarcerated victims of sexual assault LGBTQ victims of sexual assault Male primary & secondary survivors Emerging population: East African refugee
Who does SAVA serve? Victims of sexual assault ages 14 and up. Friends and family members of sexual assault victims. Youth working to end sexual violence.
How do we do it? Victim services 24-hour toll-free bilingual rape crisis hotline Medical & legal advocacy Comprehensive clinical therapy Sexual Assault Prevention Sexual Assault Response Team Peers (SART) SuperWorld Speak Up!
Does it work? Over 90% of clients consistently report decreased negative coping mechanisms, increased healthy coping mechanisms, and decreased PTSD symptoms. In 2014, 100% of clients reported these results during two quarters. Surpassed goals for prevention education 80% of participants indicated decreased risk factors identified by CDC Beliefs that support sexual violence Acceptance of violence 80% of participants indicated increased protective factors identified by CDC Sense of belonging Life & interpersonal skills Knowledge for healthy sexuality
2014 Highlights SAVA Soiree More than doubled previous year’s revenue: $103,425 20% increase in attendance Funds raised increased sexual assault prevention capacity Expanded prevention education Speak Up!: Three middle schools in Thompson School District SART: Three high schools in Weld School District 6 SuperWorld: New site in Loveland Capital Campaign Completed: $540,000
What’s next? New office space in Greeley Child therapy for Weld County residents Bilingual therapy in Larimer County Board of Immigration Appeals certification Sexual assault prevention expansion Text/IM crisis hotline Evidence-based certification