I'm writing this post to update you on all of the activity that has occurred in the last six months here at Aware Central Texas. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of Aware and the families we serve here in Central Texas.
The year 2020 started like no other and with it came COVID-19, a global pandemic that has impacted each and every one of our daily lives. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic only compounded the trauma for victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and family violence. Nonprofit agencies like Aware Central Texas continue to provide needed crisis assistance services to the Central Texas community through this challenging time.
Here is what we have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic:
We quickly converted our parenting and anger management Education Classes to a virtual, online platform. We raised the completion rate to almost 100%. Current enrollment is 289 students.
Central Texas families are provided individualized case management and needed services including emergency food deliveries and parent education through our Family Services Program. During the stay-at-home order, approximately 85 families per month were served.
The Family Violence Unit continued to provide sexual assault and family violence advocates in response to law enforcement, hospital emergency room calls, and victim outcries 24/7. We currently have over 308 active clients, and the number continues to rise daily.
We Need YOUR Help!
Unfortunately, our agency depends on large fundraising events to cover operational expenses. However, because of COVID-19, we are unable to hold our traditional fundraising events, such as our beloved Christmas on the Farm. We are writing this letter to personally ask for your donation, which can be made by check or on our website at awarecentraltexas.org/donate.
Please help us continue to provide the needed response, prevention, and intervention services to victims of abuse by donating to Aware Central Texas as we continue to work diligently at ending the cycle of abuse in Central Texas.