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Women of Courage

MISSION

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 children’s advocacy centers (CACs) it supports.

MEMBERSHIP

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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:

Sally Allen
sallen@cactx.org
Call: 512-258-9920

WOMEN OF COURAGE LUNCHEON

This year’s Women of Courage Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Austin. Join us, as we celebrate the work being done across the state on behalf of Texas children through the network of CACs.

Through the Women of Courage's generosity and the My Safe Space: A Room Makeover Project, Texas CACs have transformed 144 spaces, impacting and forever changing the lives of 295 children. We cannot wait to share the impact of the 2018 room makeovers at the luncheon. We hope you will join us!

View photos from the 2018 Women of Courage Luncheon here.

MY SAFE SPACE: A ROOM MAKEOVER PROJECT

When children experience or witness a traumatic event in their immediate personal space, such as their bedroom or bathroom, these spaces can be reminders of their worst memories.

Based on a 2015 Women of Courage grant award to Alliance For Children, the CAC serving Tarrant County, My Safe Space: A Room Makeover Project provides funding for CACs to transform spaces in which children impacted by trauma can begin their healing. In most cases, these children are going back to the home in which the abuse occurred. This space may have been violated by the perpetrator of their abuse, or may have been a part of investigative actions which cause furniture to be taken for the purpose of evidence collection in the criminal investigation.

Women of Courage My Safe Space funding is available to all 71 CACs in Texas and more than half of the CACs participated in the inaugural year. As the Women of Courage membership grows, the reach of the My Safe Space grant will increase the amount of rooms being made over for more children throughout the state.

Whether it’s a lamp, new bedding, an area rug, curtain treatments, throw pillows, or painting the walls, these room makeovers are a simple yet powerful act of creating a positive and safe new environment for child victims.

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.

Women of Courage Story Telling from CACTX on Vimeo.

Did you know:

Out of 48,000 child victims served at a CAC in Texas last year, 47%

were between the ages of 6 and 12.