I volunteer with Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) and we will be at an event this Saturday! Read the letter below for more information!
Dear Friends of the Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf:
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is a unique advocacy agency designed to meet the specific needs of Deaf, Deaf/Blind and Hard of Hearing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. In September 1999, domestic violence took the life of a young Deaf woman, Penny Williams. Her death shocked the entire community. As a result, the birth of SLCAD began in the spring of 2000 through a grant from the Department of Justice, “Justice for Deaf Victims,” piloted by Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services of Seattle, Washington. We serve the entire State of Utah. Our mission is to promote a safe and empowered community for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind people by providing culturally accessible services, advocacy and education.
To help attain our mission, we are participating in the “Walk 4 Hearing” 5k walk on October 13, 2012 at the Sugar House Park to raise awareness about the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The HLAA provides information, education, support and advocacy to enable those with hearing loss to life full and productive lives. We are asking you to sponsor the SLCAD team-“United We Walk” by donating money to support our team of walkers in this event. Our goal is to collect $1,000 for our team. In turn, we will list your company and names as our team sponsor on our team poster at the event.
It takes a community to make this happen and together we can work towards eliminating violence from our community and enabling Deaf people to lead full and productive lives. We appreciate your support for this event and our organization! If you are interested in donating to this event, please go to http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/SaltLakeCityWalk?px=1567155&pg=personal&fr_id=1996 and click on “Donate.”
Chloe Palethorpe, Team Captain
Stephanie Mathis, Executive Director