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    Establishing Boundaries to Prevent Online Sexual Violence

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Recognizing PTSD Awareness Month

June is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and while the condition is commonly associated with the horrors of military violence, it “may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act…or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence…
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Taking Pride in Service

Each June, we recognize both Pride Month and Father’s Day. While women are explicitly identified in our name as people we serve, the “families” portion of our name is equally important and includes anyone—truly, anyone—who is affected by intimate partner or sexual violence. This includes not only children but men and members of the LGBTQ+…
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Survivor Story: Tara

The Tara you see today isn’t the same person she was 20, 10, or even two years ago. “I used to seek validation from ‘you,’ in a larger sense. If you didn’t like me, I didn’t like me,” said Tara. “I wanted to be anybody but myself. But today, I’m OK being Tara. I don’t…
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Transitional apartment to receive makeover

We’re pleased to announce that Pen + Napkin, a nonprofit design firm that furnishes and decorates homes for people leaving homelessness, will partner with Louisville’s own Red Smith Construction to upgrade an apartment at Villager, The Center’s transitional housing community. Based in Lancaster, Calif., Pen + Napkin activates creative professionals to change people’s lives through…
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Stand with survivors of sexual violence this April

Each April, the staff and advocates at The Center for Women and Families recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time to draw attention to the harrowing statistics of sexual violence and share critical prevention strategies. More than 430,000 people ages 12 or older experience rape or sexual assault each year in the United States,…
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Celebrating Women’s History – and Future

As we recognize Women’s History Month, The Center for Women and Families reflects on the role we’ve played in women’s lives since our founding in 1912. From our humble start in a one-room office at the Downtown Louisville YMCA, our first domestic violence shelter in Kentucky opened in 1977. The Center expanded to Southern Indiana…
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