Teresa Lollar via Crowdrise
April 01, 2012
BENEFITING: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
Team C.A.T.S. (Center for Assault Treatment Services)
C.A.T.S. 's GOAL: Break the Silence/Stop the Abuse
My Goal: To Participate in the LA Marathon and cross the finsh line for me and for C.A.T.S.; thus providing vital support to assault victims on their road to recovery.
C.A.T.S. provides thousands of sexual assault and abuse victims each year with the services they need to begin the recovery process and help law enforcement wtht the investigation process.
Let's help stop the absue!
NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION wrote -
Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. 60% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police. 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.
CATS (Center for Assault Treatment Services at Northridge Hospital) provides 24/7 services to victims of sexual assault and abuse of all ages in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Each year we serve 1,000 victims, 1/4 of them are children age 6 or younger. At CATS, victims are cared for in a nurturing environment with their safety and well being a primary concern.
CATS collects forensic evidence which helps law enforcement and the D.A.'s Office get the abusers off the street, and educates the community about the importance of child abuse reporting.