“Survival – continuing to exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship.”
Survivors of sexual assault endure unspeakable hardship and live with a wide array of dangers on a daily basis. Survivors are strong, resilient, and brave, but they cannot fight their battles alone. LaFASA’s mission is to facilitate survival, and ultimately, end sexual violence in Louisiana. LaFASA is the coalition agency that serves statewide sexual assault crisis centers through education, professional training, technical assistance, and community engagement resulting in safer, healthier, stronger, and better informed communities throughout Louisiana. LaFASA’s recent growth now also empowers the agency to provide advocacy and legal services directly to survivors.
Compassionate hearts and attentive minds are important foundations, but meaningful and impactful service to survivors can only be accomplished by educating advocates and communities in all aspects of the survivor’s often complicated and nuanced journey. LaFASA’s initiatives are specifically tailored to deliver this type of information and guidance to ensure that survival is a reality, and eventually, to eradicate the public health epidemic of sexual assault in total.
Your contribution will help survivors immediately, and you'll be a part of the mission to one day put an end to sexual violence in Louisiana.