Braveheart is a name that represents the courage it takes for children to tell, the bravery and dedication of our team, the innocence at heart of every child and the heart of the community to speak up in the partnership with us.
Impact: According to the center for Disease Control ad Prevention, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually abused before the age of 18. Children of every gender, age, race, ethnicity, background, socioeconomic status and family structure are at risk. No child is immune. On average we see around 170 children a year. In Fund Year 2019 (July 1st, 2018 – June 30th, 2019), Braveheart Staff worked with 159 children and their families and to date we have worked with over 2,750 children and their families since opening our doors.
Without effective therapeutic intervention, any traumatized children will suffer ongoing or long term adverse social, emotional, and developmental outcomes that may impact them throughout their lifetimes.