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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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Why We March

One refrain that I and many others at The Center repeat when we offer trainings and speak to community members is that the Center for Women and Families is here for ALL survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault—that is, we’re here for people of ALL genders and ALL sexualities. Our banner on each…
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Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

  Over eight years ago, I started my career as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). I work with an amazing team of nurses who chose this specialty to be able work with victims of sexual assault to care for them medically and collect what is often referred to as the rape kit. It may…
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Why Laundry Pods?

In February of 2017 we had 34 new faces show up at our doors to begin living in our shelter at the Center for Women and Families. That’s 34 people who almost all do the same things when they get through our doors. They all sit with a staff member to go over paperwork, some…
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2017 Celebration of Service and Survival

LOCAL INDIVIDUALS HONORED DURING THE CENTER FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES’ 2017 CELEBRATION OF SERVICE & SURVIVAL LOUISVILLE – KY, February 24, 2017 –The Center for Women and Families honored five Women of Distinction and presented the Joan E. Thomas Lifetime Award for Peacemaking at the 30th Celebration of Service & Survival on February 17, 2017…
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Shop Local to Stop Trafficking

As we end National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month , we want you to know about local businesses that support survivors of sex trafficking and how your expenses might be connected to other forms of human trafficking around the world. Here are some wonderful local businesses that you can support in Louisville who are…
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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

Like domestic violence and sexual assault, sex trafficking is not only common in our community, but it is also preventable. This National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, we can all play a part in both supporting survivors who have left trafficking, and working bit by bit to change the systems that may…
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