They struggle with relationships, work, intimacy or substance abuse. We heal the hearts and minds of children and adults who have suffered from trauma, or sexual, physical or emotional abuse, often by people they know and should be able to trust. We offer the area’s only crisis response hotlines, so our Advocates are available anytime with medical or legal support. 24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: (509) 624-7273 24 Hour Crime Victim Crisis Line: (866) 751-7119 Many individuals do not seek professional help and end up in a lifelong struggle to lead a normal life.Victimization can many times isolate survivors who may also experience additional feelings of being broken, helpless, shameful, depressed and/or alone.Lutheran Community Services support groups provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where a survivor can strengthen his/her support system, find voice, normalize and validate their emotions and gain an increased understanding of trauma.Having this connection helps the individuals and families begin to heal.Support Group information available at 509-343-5039 or by e-mail.Our advocates can ease the burden of the legal process by assisting with protection orders, preparing for interviews, trials and more.
Evolution only gained significant momentum after the theory of evolution, published by Charles Darwin in November 1859, implied that man was merely another product of life on earth, with origins shared by the other creatures and not its ultimate purpose. Wallace proposed the same theory at a joint presentation to the Linnaean Society in London .I have integrated this web page on human evolution into an electronic text, " Nature's Holism - Holism.Evolution & Ecology " (see its HOME PAGE .) The result is that some areas, such as the glossary are shared.How We Help We provide presentations and trainings for diverse populations and ages at schools, churches, colleges and universities, communities and parent groups around matters of personal safety, issues of consent, teen rape, dating violence and sexual harassment.In addition, we provide workshops on identifying and reporting suspected abuse for mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse such as teachers, medical staff and child care providers.We have Advocates who specialize in Legal Advocacy for children.