Welcome to the LKW Fund Blog

February 1, 2014

This blog is a new addition to our Web site on which we’ll post monthly news briefs, Fund updates, activities, reflections, and tributes to Laura.

President Obama recently issued this statement about sexual violence:

“It is about all of us — our moms, our wives, our sisters, our daughters, our sons. Sexual assault is an affront to our basic decency and humanity. And for survivors, the awful pain can take years, even decades to heal. Sometimes it lasts a lifetime. And wherever it occurs — whether it’s in our neighborhoods or on our college campuses, our military bases or our tribal lands — it has to matter to all of us. So sexual violence is more than just a crime against individuals. It threatens our families, it threatens our communities; ultimately, it threatens the entire country. It tears apart the fabric of our communities….

President Obama goes on to say that we all have the capacity to do something about it, whether it is preventing it, supporting survivors, or prosecuting offenders.

HOPE Works’ Healing Journey Support Group

Beginning February 26, HOPE Works will offer a 6-week support group for adult women survivors of sexual assault and/or abuse. Topics will include responses to sexual violence, stages of healing, and coping strategies. For more information, visit www.hopeworksvt.org