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    Establishing Boundaries to Prevent Online Sexual Violence

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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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When love isn’t as it should be

While it can be easy to get caught up in the marketing of February as a month of romance, the sobering reality is that many people feel trapped in relationships that are wildly different than they expected them to be – marked by manipulation, violence, or verbal, emotional, or financial abuse. The idea of celebrating…
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What will be your impact this year?

Each new year brings an opportunity for a fresh start, and many people use this time to set new goals, aspirations, or plans for the upcoming 12 months – often with the idea of creating some sort of change. At The Center, we do the same kind of planning to ensure survivors can count on…
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