Your Participation & Sponsorship Benefits Our
Victim Assistance Programs
IA has served the Santa Fe community since the day of the shooting on May 18th, 2018, we are there 7 days per week. Thus far, we have served 739 victims and their family members. The anniversary of this event is of course, increasing the need and people's awareness of their trauma symptoms.
Throughout the US and our area is no different, one in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before they turn 18 years of age by someone they know. These are only the reported cases. Many more children are prevented from reporting the crimes committed against them, making the real numbers so much higher, especially for boys.
Our counselors see these children face-to-face every day and walk the long road to recovery with them. For 26 years, Innovative Alternatives, Inc.’s Victim Assistance Program has served between 850 people in 1995 and 5,263 victims of crime in 2019. Almost one-third are sexually or physically abused children, many are adults who were abused as children as well as numerous other crimes—up to and including family members of homicide victims. IA provides up to 6 months of FREE counseling & many other services to assist in healing and recovery from violent crimes.
Here is where you come in!
IA receives an annual grant from the Governor’s Office of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division of $730,400, to deliver these services… in order to keep bringing those dollars here to our community, IA is required raise an additional $183,500 annually. This seems like a daunting task, but with every donation, every sponsored golf team or individual golfer, every silent item, live auction donor and buyer; together, we get closer and closer to meeting this goal! Together we are strong, together we can rise above, and give the voice of victory to a victim of violent crime!
Your support helps children and adults like Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch find healing,
renewed strength, and potential! All of our clients have a special story and a purpose --and you can help them fulfill it!