SAVA Center is thankful for you!
My name is Courtney Carrick, and I am the Director of Operations at SAVA Center. In addition to working as an advocate, I handle bookkeeping, human resources, and daily office tasks. The best part about my job is being able to go home at the end of the day and say that I helped survivors personally or made it possible for staff members to assist survivors.
2017 has been the busiest year SAVA has ever experienced, and we are so thankful for the incredible support from our community as we pursue our mission to end sexual violence in Northern Colorado.
Here are the top 6 things SAVA is thankful for this year:
- We’re thankful for our clients for allowing us to be a part of their healing journey.
In 2016, SAVA served over 788 survivors through our 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline. Clients have allowed us to support their recovery through therapy services, advocacy, law enforcement assistance, and so much more. Thank you to our clients for trusting and supporting our services.
- We’re thankful for our volunteers for their time and commitment.
Did you know that SAVA has over 45 trained hotline advocates? In addition to working with survivors, we also have over 20 mentor volunteers who work with kids in our prevention programs! We are so thankful to those who volunteer their time, and support SAVA’s mission in Northern Colorado.
- Thank you to all of our community partners for their collaboration to expand services!
Last year SAVA reached 5,982 students age 8-18 in Larimer and Weld County through our prevention education programs. These students learned age-appropriate education on gender violence, healthy relationships, and sexual assault.
- We’re thankful to all of our donors, our staff and our board of directors for their continued support and dedication.
SAVA couldn’t do this work without the support of those inside and out of our organization. Our donors support our organization’s mission to ending sexual violence in Northern Colorado through their enduring commitment and often time. Attendance at our Annual SAVA Soiree is key to funding our services throughout the year.
Our staff works diligently to support, educate, and assist survivors, advocates, and bystanders every single day. Our Board of Directors supports SAVA through their dedicated time and energy, as they spread awareness of our organization throughout the community.
- Finally, last but not least, we’d like to thank you for supporting SAVA, and helping us to end sexual violence in Northern Colorado! Thank you for your continued support!
As a team we look forward to next year and what it will bring!
Here are a few things we are looking forward to in 2018!
- Hiring an additional therapist in our Greeley location to offer Play Therapy for kids ages 3-12, doubling our current capacity!
- Working with new schools in Loveland to bring more prevention education to the youth ages 8-18. We are currently working with Ferguson High School to start prevention programming there!
- Increasing the capacity of our Direct Service team by having another Bilingual Advocate BIA Trained to assist with immigration appeals in Larimer and Weld counties.
- Continuing to help end sexual violence in Northern Colorado.