Women of Courage
The mission of the Women of Courage Committee is to serve as ambassadors for children victimized by abuse through increasing community awareness, promoting prevention, and financially strengthening the coordinated efforts of Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) and the local CACs it supports. This unique membership program partners the voice, influence, and giving spirit of Texas women to achieve our ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of abuse. We believe that Texas women can play a vital role in this dialogue by nurturing a society where adults are empowered to protect children and where children impacted by violence and abuse have access to the very best recovery services.
The financial support received through annual membership directly benefits CACTX and their network of 70 CACs as they work to bring justice, hope and healing to countless child victims each year. The intent of this essential giving circle will be to support systemic advancements through programs at the state level (via CACTX), and to create a dedicated fund to support innovative prevention and intervention programming at local CACs. The Women of Courage Committee also dedicates itself to raising awareness about this issue in their communities, circles of influence, and throughout Texas, by participating in an annual campaign during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year the Women of Courage Committee will set a goal of reaching more than 500 Texans, helping us push back on the darkness which surrounds this issue, bit by bit.
- Reserved seat at the bi-annual Women of Courage Award Luncheon
- Opportunity to join the Women of Courage Award Luncheon Steering Committee
- Opportunity to join the Women of Courage Grants Committee
- Receive Women of Courage Committee e-newsletter
- Recognition on CACTX website and materials
- Annual contribution of $1,000
- Lend name to committee
- Participate in post card campaign during Child Abuse Prevention Month
To join Women of Courage, click here.
To view a list of current members, click here.
For more information on how to become a member, contact:
BIG IMPACT ON LITTLE LIVES LUNCHEON
SAVE THE DATE for the fourth annual BIG Impact on LITTLE Lives Luncheon
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | Austin, Texas
WOMEN OF COURAGE STORYTELLING PROJECT
In an effort to give abused children a public voice, Women of Courage filmed our very own Storytelling Project, a community awareness initiative to confront the issue and ignite visibility and awareness to openly talk about child sexual abuse. View the full video here.
Did you know:
Out of 43,000 child victims served at a CAC in Texas last year, 26%
were not old enough to attend kindergarten.