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Every 98 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted

TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

HELP US RETURN DIGNITY

Operation Esteem: Youth Incentive Program

Operation Esteem is one of The Grateful Garment Project’s many newest programs that focuses on the emotional and physical health of youth. We use a gift card incentive program to encourage sexual violence victims under the age of 18 to follow up with medical and counseling appointments. We believe these appointments, which can involve medical treatments, STD testing, therapy, and counseling are crucial in combatting the effects of trauma, ensuring the process of healing is guided by professionals, and facilitating the restoration of dignity. Operation Esteem provides $5 to $10 gift cards for various restaurants and appealing retailers when the survivor attends their follow up appointments. 

Virtual Volunteer Program: Amplifying Dignity

TGGP has experienced a setback in physical volunteer opportunities due to COVID-19 guidelines of practicing social-distancing. We strongly believe in taking care of our communities for a healthier future, so we have had to limit many physical volunteer opportunities. However, in light of this we have created a new form of volunteering, Amplifying Dignity, a virtual volunteer program. Instead of visiting us at the office (where volunteering is typically done) “Amplifying Dignity” volunteers will perform tasks from the comfort of their own device! This is a great opportunity for youth and community members alike to earn community service hours meanwhile addressing sexual violence! Tasks and roles vary and it is a completely virtual program, meaning anybody can participate!

When sexual assault victims seek medical attention and rape kits are performed, those adults, seniors, and children are asked to surrender their clothing for DNA evidence. Once clothing has been surrendered, the traumatized victim has nothing else to wear home but a hospital gown.

What We Do

 

The Grateful Garment Project provides victims of sexual violence the clothing and other resources they need to reclaim their dignity and begin the healing process.   We work with hospitals, shelters, law enforcement and other nonprofits to meet victims’ immediate needs after a crisis, and support their ongoing needs along their road to recovery

RESOURCE CLOSETS:  Provides emergency resources for victims of sexual violence once they have undergone a forensic examination or have sought Sexual Violence Service Provider services.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING/CSEC RESOURCES:  Provides additional resources (clothing, toiletries, etc.) to safe houses, shelters, and group homes for victims who don’t have a safe place to return.

PACK-IT FORWARD:  Emergency portable packs provided to Law Enforcement/Sexual Violence Service Providers for human trafficking and CSEC victims.

OPERATION ESTEEM:  Gift cards provided to encourage youth to attend follow up medical and/or counseling appointments.

DRESS FOR DIGNITY:  Gift cards provided to our clients to be used for the purchase of court appropriate clothing for low income and/or foster care survivors; helping to provide dignity and confidence during the court process.

BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS:  Helping transform service provider atmospheres into settings conducive to healing.

Together, with your help,

we can provide victims with the resources necessary to take the first step on the road to healing.

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We provide resources to

25-40 victims

(women, children and men)

in California each day


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