Prior to Rosh Hashanah, we received the following message from Hila Keren-Tendler, who was at that time responsible for Fundraising and Advocacy at the HRCC.
Another year has ended and a new one is about to begin. But before we celebrate the new-year with many plans and hopes, we want to thank you for being a part of HRCC’s community; we would like to thank you for your support, partnership and understanding to this important goal.
Our Education and Outreach Department and its services have grown this year. This year we were able to open more training courses and reach a wider audience in order to prevent cases of sexual violence and to provide a more effective assistance to those who were already hurt.
Here is a quick last year’s overview (September 2014 – June 2015) on our education department’s activity- work:
1) The education department facilitated 180, workshops with school age children, from 4th to 12th grade. These workshops reached approximately 5,579 youth.
2) We facilitated 321, workshops with youth at risk – school age children, from 7th to 12th grade. These workshops reached approximately 1,723 youth.
3) The department facilitated 185 workshops for professionals and paraprofessionals working with youth and youth at risk. These workshops reached approximately 1,967 professionals.
4) In the past year we started working on a project that will provide support to teenagers who were sexually assaulted or abused. This project will provide Text Crisis Support in addition to our Hotline as of November 2015. This will be the first Text Support service in Israel for victims of sexual violence. In preliminary surveys we conducted, we found that 25%-30% of young adults and teenagers prefer this form of support over face-to-face meetings and phone calls.
Again, we would like to thank you for the great support for the goal for which we are here.
We would like to wish you, and the world, a better year than the last one; a year in which the full spectrum of violence will be on decline, and people can live freely without fear.