Raising $5000 will help about 2 families provide food, housing, transportation, counseling, utilities and other necessities for families impacted financially by the reporting of child sexual abuse. When an income provider is the abuser and that income disappears, the family faces an immediate financial crisis. It takes about 60-90 days before they can find support through other agencies. sacred's support is immediate. within 24 hours, the family's child advocate has a check in hand to pay for the family's immediate needs for the first 30-60 days after reporting. This year, sacred has helped 35 families with grants in excess of $70,000. The only limitation we have is how much money we can raise. The more we raise the more families we can help. Since no one is compensated at sacred, the majority of donations go directly to families in need. We need your support as families in need continue to seek our help. The physical nightmare for the child and the family ends when the crime is reported but the emotional nightmare goes on for years. Won't you help us ease the pain in those early days after reporting that their child has been sexually abused?