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Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Counseling, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Sexual Assault Services

Mission: Providing help and healing to survivors of sexual trauma and violent crime, providing help to lessen the trauma experienced by child victims when abuse allegations are investigated and throughout court proceedings. Conducting and documenting skillful forensic evidence collection with compassionate care when a patient makes a disclosure of sexual assault.

Programs: The children's advocacy center (cac) is dedicated to lessening the trauma experienced by child victims when abuse allegations are investigated. Cac provides a child-friendly environment where a forensic interview and mental health services for children ages 2-17 can be conducted during the investigation.

the sexual abuse response center (sarc) is dedicated to providing help and healing for survivors of sexual trauma and violent crime. Sarc provides a 24 hour crisis line, advocacy in local emergency rooms and crisis intervention counseling for children and adults. Sarc has an active prevention education program that targets 2nd, 7th, and 9th grade students in acadiana area schools.

the sexual assault nurse examiners (sane) is dedicated to conducting and documenting skillful forensic evidence collection with compassionate care when a patient makes a disclosure of sexual assault.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Few in our community want to acknowledge sexual abuse as a problem. Hearts of Hope provides education, awareness and counseling to all who have been affected by sexual abuse trauma. Children and adults alike are treated with respect and dignity while receiving counseling services. Hearts of Hope CARES!

amcpants

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hearts of Hope is one of three Centers in the state of Louisiana that houses three programs under one roof: Children's Advocacy Center, Sexual Abuse Response Center and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The services provided by Hearts of Hope allows not only the victim to receive counseling and medical care, but also the entire family can receive counseling so as the entire unit can heal from a crisis-related trauma be it sexual assault, severe physical abuse and/or witness to a violent crime. Additionally, these services are FREE to EVERYONE...no insurance needed! The staff at Hearts of Hope are extremely compassionate providing education, advocacy and empowerment to all involved. Hearts of Hope is a great and much-needed service in the Acadiana area serving the parishes of Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, Vermilion, St. Martin, St. Mary, Evangeline, St. Landry and at times, other parishes as far as Point Coupee, Jeff Davis, Calcasieu and even counties.

Molly13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization with both crisis and short term services available for all those affected by sexual assault and abuse.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing. They house 3 facilities that serve the needs of those who have fallen victim and is completely free. Hearts of Hope is there for the person from beginning to end and is with them every step of the way. They are doing wonderful things for the community!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hearts of Hope houses three agencies that focus on serving people in our community that have experienced sexual violence. The services are free! There is a great need for this agency and they have been around for over 50 years combined, Children's Advocacy Center, Sexual Abuse Response Center and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization works extremely hard to provide free services to survivors of sexual violence. There are three programs there that put their blood, sweat and tears into the incredible work that they do.

Valuable asset to the community and a worthy cause that needs others to get involved .

Review from Guidestar