At the 2016 BE LOUD Breakfast we announced that a group of long-time donors pooled together $40,000 to challenge us to be bold and raise more dollars than ever before at this event. We are thrilled to say that together we met this challenge and raised over $475,000! With the addition of the challenge pool we exceeded $515,000 It is because of your support that we really can imagine a world without sexual violence.
Heaven, KCSARC client speaker (video): As a parent, there is nothing more important than having ones child grow-up safely; and perhaps nothing more earth-shattering when you discover that one of your children has been suffering in silence. When Heaven’s daughter Anna disclosed her own abuse, Heaven felt as if the ground fell out from underneath her feet. Her entire family used KCSARC’s services to help them heal.
Dr. Carl Morris, KCSARC Board Member (video): Dr. Morris, a physician at Group Health, and shared three perspectives on sexual violence – as a physician, an educator, and a survivor.
Bonnie and Tyler, KCSARC Project360 clients (video): Many of you have heard the story about KCSARC’s ground-breaking program Project360. It was believed that trauma specific therapy could not be effectively delivered to clients who were homeless, but studies also showed that if trauma associated with sexual abuse is not addressed, youth are unlikely to break the cycle of homelessness. KCSARC made the decision to challenge this belief about therapy, and began working with youth who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Outcomes have been extremely positive and nothing demonstrates success more effectively than through the stories and the voices of the youth who have come out on the other side of trauma and homelessness. Watch “Project360: I’m a lot like you” to hear the stories of Bonnie and Tyler, two youths who graduated from Project360.
Mary Ellen Stone, KCSARC Executive Director (video): Mary Ellen ecouraged all of us to BE LOUD, remind us that "we can't stop what we can't talk about.
Thank you to all the heroes who attended the breakfast, our sponsors, table captains, and the members of the KCSARC board who offered their counsel, energy, and guidance. A special thanks to our BE LOUD advocates including DeAnn Yamamoto, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, Capt Hali Picciano, Micaela Cruz Jimenez, Paulina Alvarado, Sgt. John Awai, Walter Compare, Heaven Strothers, Liz Peterson, Dr. Carl Morris, and Margo Myers.
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Washington State Association for Justice
Wizards of the Coast
Cairncross & Hempelmann LLP
Connelly Law Offices
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
KCSARC Board of Directors
Parker, Smith & Feek
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala
Terrell Marshall Law Group LLC
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
In Kind Sponsors
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