LAS VEGAS – Know someone who has overcome adversity and now living a happy and meaningful life? Nominate them as a SafeNest HOPE Hero.
SafeNest, Nevada’s largest nonprofit agency dedicated to ending the epidemic of domestic violence, and Findlay Cadillac are seeking community members who exemplify courage, resiliency, and perseverance as nominees for HOPE Heroes.
HOPE Heroes are individuals who embody the idea that your future can be brighter than your past. They have overcome adversity to lead happy, hopeful lives and are willing to share their stories with local youth who are part of SafeNest’s Pathways to Hope strategic initiative designed to stop violence before it starts by working with the next generation.
SafeNest will accept HOPE Hero nominees at www.safenest.org through March 21. People may nominate friends, family, community leaders, colleagues, or themselves.
“Heroes don’t have to wear a cape or have superpowers,” said SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger. “We are looking for everyday heroes as role models who are willing to share their story about overcoming challenges and dealing with adversity to local children and teens who have experienced domestic violence in their household.”
A SafeNest committee will review nominations and select three 2022 HOPE Heroes to honor at its May 7 Spring Soiree. These heroes will also be invited to spend a day at SafeNest’s Camp HOPE Las Vegas and share their stories.
SafeNest’s Pathways to Hope programs include:
Camp Hope Las Vegas, a weeklong overnight summer camping experience for children and teens who have been impacted by domestic and/or sexual violence. Specialized curriculum helps campers gain independence, skills and hope.
Pathways to Hope’s other part is Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes as Leaders, evidence-based, national programs giving young athletes resources to develop the skills to build healthy relationships and forestall domestic and sexual violence.
Pathways to Hope complements other SafeNest services and programs — 24/7/365 domestic violence hotline, confidential shelter, protection order services, counseling, advocacy, court assistance and prevention education.
SafeNest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit agency dedicated to ending the epidemic of domestic violence in Clark County. What sets SafeNest apart is the commitment to treating the entire continuum of violence from prevention to protection to empowerment. Since opening its doors in 1977, SafeNest has answered over 500,000 hotline calls and sheltered over 20,000 individuals. Programs include: 24-hour domestic violence hotline, confidential shelter, protection order services, counseling, advocacy, court assistance and prevention education. For more information, visit www.safenest.org. For immediate help and support, call, or text the 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 702-646-4981.
Source credit: Susan Somers, Nevada Business Magazine, link to original article.