A Cup of Hope and a Plate of Courage Morning Tea
There are many that don’t realise that the trauma associated with sexual abuse impacts its victims their entire lives.
This is the reason why Restoring Hope Inc. was founded. We believe that helping children is the most effective way to make a long-term difference in the lives of victims of sexual assault. Many of these traumas require long-term treatment.
We are asking for your support by hosting your own `A Cup of Hope and a Plate of Courage’ morning tea to fundraise the much needed financial support to assist a child and adolescent sexual abuse victim.
100% of the money raised will go directly into helping the survivors get to their treatment sessions, to keep in touch with their support networks, also to replace what was taken by police forensic officers for the investigation process and to treat the physical injuries sustained during an attack.
Without these vital services, many victims simply will not be able to access what they need to begin the healing process. Providing public transport tickets and fuel vouchers will ensure that they are able to get to their appointments. Giving phone credit will provide them with the facilities to contact the right people when they need it the most. These small items, although taken for granted by most people at times, will make a great difference in the effectiveness of treatment for these survivors.
What most are not aware of is that after an attack, the victim often has the additional burden of replacing personal items such as their mobile phone, clothing and other personal possessions, either through being damaged during the offense or often at the forensics stage as they need those items as part of the investigation for collecting evidence. Unfortunately, for some victims, the reality is even worse and they are left with additional physical damage, for example chipped or broken teeth and often is another expense that the victim must find the funds to cover.
We are asking for your help to raise the much needed funds to support these children and young people who through no fault of their own, find themselves in this situation. Let’s come together to help support these children and young people so that they can receive the support that they need, and most importantly to raise awareness of what has happened to them, by giving them a voice within our communities. This will allow all to have a better understanding of what we can do individually to support those that have already been affected and to do what we can to eventually stop this from ever happening to another child or adolescent in the future.
We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to those of you who have already donated to Restoring Hope, and we very much appreciate your continued support. This will ensure that we can continue to do what we do for these children and young people who desperately need our help.