The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

Answering the call since 1972

Lawrence, KS   |  http://stacarecenter.org/

Mission

The mission of The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center is to promote a culture of consent while providing 24/7 support to anyone affected by sexual trauma and abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. The Care Center envisions a community free of sexual trauma & abuse while supporting healing for survivors.

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Chrissy Heikkila

Main address

708 West 9th Street, Suite 105

Lawrence, KS 66044 USA

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EIN

48-0870562

NTEE code info

(Rape Victim Services) (F42)

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Counseling & Support Groups

The Care Center counselors provide trauma-informed, specialized support to people of all ages and genders who have experienced sexual trauma or abuse. All services are completely free-of-charge and confidential.

Individual and Child & Family Therapy
Since everyone’s experience is unique and everyone needs something different, The Care Center counseling services are flexible and individualized. When working with The Care Center counselors, the following options are available:

-You can learn about how trauma affects the brain and the body.
-You can learn about symptoms and gain coping skills for managing them.
-Counselors offer a safe and understanding place for you to process your feelings, whatever they may be.
-Therapy can be short term crisis intervention or you can choose to continue therapy for up to a year.
-You are allowed to bring a support person along.
-Counselors often coordinate with other mental health providers to make sure you are getting wrap-around services.
-Individual therapy is also available to the friends, family, and loved ones of victims and survivors.

Support Groups
-The Care Center currently offers support groups in Douglas, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties. Groups are free and confidential. Facilitated by the Support Group Coordinator, groups focus on cultivating a trauma-informed safe space for peers to support and believe one another and to develop anxiety soothing skills.

Population(s) Served
Adults

- 24/7 Support Line
The Care Center Advocates are available on our 24/7 support hotline. Our trained Advocates provide supportive counseling, information and options, safety planning, and more.

- Medical Advocacy
Advocacy and support are available at the hospital during evidence collection exams. We work with hospital staff to offer information and emotional support to survivors in order to ensure that you get the care that is best for you. Advocates can also help you to obtain follow-up medical care that you might need, accompany you to medical appointments, and offer information and referrals in order to address any injury or physical health concerns caused by sexual trauma or abuse.

- Police & Court Advocacy
Advocates can answer any questions you may have about reporting sexual trauma or abuse and are available during interviews with law enforcement to provide advocacy and emotional support. Advocates also provide court advocacy, which includes assistance with filing protection orders, accompaniment to court hearings, obtaining legal representation, navigating through legal proceedings, and more.

- Personal Advocacy
Advocates are also available to talk in person to address any questions or concerns you may have. Sexual trauma and abuse can affect many parts of your life including work, school, finances, housing, health, and more. The Care Center Advocates take your lead and can help you with a variety of needs that include, applying for crime victim’s compensation, taking time off from work and school, and securing other social services that you might need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center values the role of education in creating a community of support for survivors in addition to the prevention of sexual trauma & abuse. The Care Center Education Team offers a variety of innovative presentations, trainings, and resources.

- Community Education & Prevention
Interactive workshops are available to help the community understand the issue of sexual assault and harassment, consent, rape culture, bystander intervention, and what we can each do to help victims & survivors.

Whether you’re looking for an introductory conversation on consent or an advanced discussion on rape culture, we’ve got a presentation to fit your needs.

- Professional Trainings
We offer a variety of professional trainings and presentations to service providers, hospital staff, law enforcement, youth services, school staff, workplaces, and more.

Trainings topics include: sexual trauma & consent, how to support victim-survivors of sexual trauma & abuse, sexual harassment in the workplace, trauma-informed care, The Care Center services & more.

- Youth Education
Consent education is important for youth of all ages! Our Talking about Touching curriculum is an evidence-based curriculum on personal safety for ages K-3.

The InSight Project is our middle school and high school program that is an interactive and discussed based program that covers topics like healthy boundaries, gender roles, and self-care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

Board of directors
as of 9/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Aletra Johnson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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