On Tuesday, April 17, physicians and staff members from Renaissance Women’s Healthcare presented a check for a grant for $2,200 from the MANA Gives Program to the Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault (NWACSA).
Dr. Angela Curry, a gynecologist at Renaissance Women’s Healthcare, nurses, and staff proudly presented the MANA Gives grant to Anne Shelley, Executive Director of NWACSA and Victim Services Coordinator Karen Cockrum. Sarah Faitak, Director of The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, serves on the NWACSA board and attended the check presentation.
MANA staff selected NWACSA to receive the MANA Gives grant because they are an important resource our patients or anyone in our community who needs advocacy, counseling, and support after experiencing sexual assault.
NWACSA has provided rape and assault support services to Northwest Arkansas for 35 years. In 2017, 115 forensic rape examinations were completed, a record for the agency. To assure professional, compassionate interaction with the victims, certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners conduct the exams. In addition to rape examinations, advocates from the center assist victims of sexual abuse through police investigations and court appearances. Adult survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones get individual or group therapy at the center, provided by licensed professionals. To address prevention, the staff provides numerous education and awareness programs at schools, colleges, civic group meetings, and events throughout the community.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault 24-hour hotline at (800) 794-4175.
If you would like to host a donation drive, become a volunteer for the center, or make a donation, visit website for more information: nwasexualassault.org.