As 2022 nears to a close, Saprea has taken a look back at its top five news stories from the year. The stories range from a rebrand to innovative healing opportunities for survivors of child sexual abuse.
Our most important story of the year was the rebrand to Saprea. In February, Founder and Board Chair Shelaine Maxfield announced the rebrand, stating, “We are pivoting to something greater and are hopeful our new brand will help us reach more survivors, more parents, more partners, and more communities.”
In an effort to help survivors jumpstart their healing from home, Saprea created a healing webinar for adult women who were sexually abused as children or teens. Offered twice a month, the healing webinar is a 4.5-hour interactive and educational virtual experience where survivors learn about the impacts of trauma as well as healing tools to apply in everyday life.
Saprea held its first-ever kosher retreat in Utah this fall. “Kosher” is a term used to describe food that complies with the dietary standards of traditional Jewish law. The retreat chefs and clinicians worked closely with Rabbi Avremi Zippel at Chabad Lubavitch of Utah to ensure proper dietary framework for food preparation, processing, and consumption. Saprea will offer additional kosher retreats in 2023.
Saprea and National Incarceration Association (NIA) partnered in May to offer sexual abuse support groups in prisons nationwide. “If a system’s response to a women’s sexual abuse is to leave her trauma untreated, then we have to do all we can to help her reduce those symptoms,” said Saprea Executive Director Chris Yadon.
Saprea was one of 25 nonprofits nationwide to receive an inaugural Catalyst impact grant from the Stand Together Foundation this fall. Saprea is the only Utah nonprofit that will receive $300,000 over the next three years to grow its impact and awareness around the issue of child sexual abuse.
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Saprea looks forward to 2023 with optimism thanks to the generosity of so many donors and partners who help us provide healing and prevention services.