Join Team CATS
"Victory for Victims" 5K/10K Walk/Run
Sunday, April 13, at Lake Balboa Park, Encino
RACE TO SAVE VICTIMS OF ABUSE and RAISE FUNDS for Northridge Hospital’s Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS), 24/7 immediate response program serving victims of sexual abuse and assault. Please join us in helping to “Break the Silence and Stop the Abuse” by participating in the walk/run!
Make your miles mean something more… get your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you for a great cause! CATS compassionate services help victims begin the recovery process and help law enforcement with the investigation process. For more information or to signup visit: http://www.abuse-assaultservices.org/victory.html
The Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS), founded in 1997, is the only 24-hour, seven days a week program for victims of physical and sexual abuse of all ages in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys of Los Angeles County, California. The center recently changed it's name from Children's Assault Treatment Services to better reflect the service provided to the community.
This very special and sensitive program has three service components to streamline, protect and support victims of sexual abuse:
- Medical evidentiary examinations and forensic interviews provided in a supportive environment by specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
- Case managed counseling and referrals
- Outreach and training
CATS work with law enforcement, child protective services, and the District Attorney's office to assist with the collection of evidence, proper reporting of abuse and follow-up investigation. CATS also collaborate with the local rape crisis center to provide advocates and post abuse treatment for victims; and with local community-based organizations to provide training and education for mandated child abuse reporters and the general public.
Visit the CATS website for additional information, education and training materials, and more resources.