Giving Tuesday is Nov 29th!
Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 29th and Bluebird’s Hope Inc. asks for you to please consider donating to our cause! All donations go directly to helping victims of trauma receive forensic nursing examinations. Any amount helps. If you can’t help monetarily, consider spreading the word about our organization or sharing our posts on social media. We thank you for your support!
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who donated as part of Giving Tuesday! The support you provide means that we can continue to offer care and services to those in need.
Floresville Meet and Greet
We would like to give thanks to Emergency Care of Floresville, Floresville PD, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson County Attorney’s Office, District County Attorney’s Office, and Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter for attending our meet and greet on October 26th. We were honored to have you all beside us to celebrate the new services we are able to bring to the community!
Bluebird’s Hope Inc. would like to give a big thank you to the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for their grant award of $15,000!
This award will directly help our victims of trauma receive the services they need. We couldn’t do it without you!
Donation from Pammer Compton!
Pammer Compton has graciously donated $2000 to Bluebird’s Hope, Inc. in honor and loving memory of her late husband, Albert Compton, and his late brother, Paul Compton, Sr.
Pammer lives in Wilson County and spoke of how much both Albert and Paul loved and protected children, because growing up they had experienced domestic violence and abuse in their home. Pammer stated that for years prior to his passing, Albert would donate every year to Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter. She is happy to know that services to care for people who may need these services are now going to be in her own county. With this donation, Bluebird’s Hope will be able to provide more than over 650 on-call Forensic Nurse hours for these victims. Thank you, Pammer Compton, from the bottom of our hearts here at Bluebird’s Hope, Inc.
Trunk or treat with CAST
We joined Children’s Alliance of South Texas for Trunk or Treat!
Everyone had a wonderful time and we feel so blessed to be able to spend time giving back to the community.
When all was said and done, we:
- gave candy bags to 311 kids
- provided 89 adults with educational materials
- got 6 votes for favorite trunk!
Up and running in Floresville!
As of October 15th, we are ready for patients at Emergency Care of Floresville! Thanks to everyone who helped get our room ready to go and worked so hard to make this moment possible!
Emergency Care of Floresville has painted and decorated the room to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible.
Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter has donated blankets for patients and will be providing advocacy services.
Please remember all services from Bluebird’s Hope are free to patients!
Peanut Festival was a Win!!
We provided 839 people with information and education on our services and body safety. Thank you all who stopped by, took information and education material, and took the time to fill out our survey to help better serve the community!
We are also thankful for our volunteers and Board Members that worked hard to make this community outreach possible.
We had three winners from our survey drawings!
Congratulations Annie on the $50 Visa Gift card!
Kelly the winner of the $25 Visa Gift Card, has elected to donate it back to Bluebird’s Hope to purchase snacks and goodies for the patients. Thank you Kelly!
Congratulations Margie on winning the $100 H-E-B Gift card!
Here are our legislators actually working together!
A bipartisan bill to help survivors get the care they need.
- Strengthen the sexual assault examiner workforce by evaluating state-level needs. The bill authorizes state-level surveys to better understand barriers the availability of sexual assault examiners, the costs of training, and the spectrum of state-training requirements and standard.
- Develop and test national standards of care for survivors of sexual assault. Currently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) does not oversee any national standard or certification protocol for sexual assault examiners. The bill directs HHS to establish a pilot training and continuing education program, to be tested and incorporated by health care providers nationwide.
- Expand access to SAFE/SANE services. The bill calls for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and states to establish and keep updated online maps of where survivors can access SAFE/SANE Services.
Please watch the youtube and/or read the article about it!