Hi Leanne,

“My daughter was choked by her father,” are the words one of our Victim Advocate’s heard on the other line, as she spoke with a crying mother who feared for the safety of her two daughters. We were able to respond immediately with compassion, support and next steps, to ensure this woman and her daughters received the justice and protection they desperately needed. 

Support for this family and thousands of others is only made possible because of you! Thank you for partnering with us to provide essential services to victims and their families in need. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of so many in our community. 

As you read this newsletter, I hope you will be reminded of the impact your support has made and will continue to make in the months to come. Remember, in someone’s darkest moment, your generosity and kindness helps provide the necessary help and hope for them to move forward. 

Yours Truly,

Leanne Graham


This month we celebrate Women’s History Month and the countless contributions women have made across our world. As we pay tribute to the achievements of women, we must also acknowledge the challenges that women continue to face.

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“My daughters came home from a weekend of spending time at their dad’s house. As soon as they got in the car, my girls began to cry. They told me about an incident where their dad had choked one of them.”

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With the recent train derailment in East Palestine causing a number of residents to evacuate due to the release of hazardous materials, our Director of Services was able to be on-site to provide victims with crisis intervention services.

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To reach out to victims in need, we have created a new program called, B.A.R. (Bartender Advocate Response) Outreach Program. This program was designed to empower bartenders, servers, and staff to identify types of victimizations and to recognize needs of those who drink, dine or work at their establishments.

Details here

Thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, and attendees who helped us make the good times roll at our Mardis Gras Gala this past Saturday! It was a marvelous evening of fun, amazing food, and great music.

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Donating has never been so easy! You can support VAP while you shop at Walmart and here’s how:

  1. Every time you shop at Walmart, donate spare change by automatically rounding up your orders to the nearest dollar at checkout
  2. Donate products from a non-profit’s registry and have the items shipped straight to them.

Learn more HERE.

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