VSC annually has participated in the Lauren’s Kids walk in Orlando as the organization makes their way from Tallahassee to Key West, while stopping in major cities to spread the word about ending childhood sexual abuse through education. This year our organization received quite the surprise when Lauren’s Kids contacted VSC about the possibility of them proving us with a service project the day of the race that would benefit the victims we serve. We were thrilled and excited about this opportunity to have our waiting room made over into a warmer and more welcome space.
The Lauren’s Kids bus arrived bright and early on March 15 with the walk team ready with supplies and energy to provide a face lift to the space all clients use while at VSC. The staff was kept out of the waiting room all day so that we couldn’t see any of the progress before the afternoon’s big reveal! The excitement our team had waiting in the hallway for the big reveal was contagious and emotions were high because we were so grateful for the improved experience it would provide for clients coming in for appointments.
The makeover was amazing and we couldn’t be more grateful! Clients and staff alike continue to make comments about how beautiful the room is now. If you’d like to see what the day was like check out the VSC Twitter and Facebook for posts and videos from March 15.
This was also an opportunity for both teams to meet and talk about the areas where we have crossover serving victims and way to collaborate, as both organizations work to educate youth and families as a means of prevention.
Did you know that:
- 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be become victims of child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday
- 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually through the internet before the age of 18
- 95% of childhood sexual abuse is preventable through education
VSC offers an extensive education program and will present free of charge on sexual assault, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, stalking and healthy relationships. Reach out to Marketing@VictimServiceCenter.org to learn more information on how we can combat these statistics together to create a brighter future through education.