AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service
Thanks to our MK Community Foundation grant, we’ve been able to provide classes to survivors of sexual assault and abuse that have reduced the feeling of isolation and improved overall health and wellbeing...
Who are the AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service and what do they do?
It’s estimated that up to 1 in 5 of us have been a victim of some form of sexual violence, a statistic that’s both shocking and frightening. The emotional damage associated with this kind of trauma can be debilitating. AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service support those affected by sexual assault and abuse to live fulfilling lives regardless of gender, race and sexuality. They change lives by enabling and empowering people.
What support did the AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service need?
Creating a safe space to enjoy life’s simple pleasures sounds like a solution that doesn’t need support. However, for those living with trauma, it’s not always so easy. The AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service wanted to provide online fitness classes designed specifically to meet the needs of those that needed the space, so they too could keep their minds and bodies healthy during the pandemic and beyond.
What difference did our MK Community Foundation grant make?
The AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service launched a Six-Weeks to Wellbeing challenge offering a variety of different fitness classes to help the body and mind of those dealing with difficult emotions. They included yoga, meditation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and classes could be attended 5 days a week. Those that attended classes were able to build their emotional resilience and feel good in themselves in a safe environment.
Help us support more causes like the AVMK Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service…
Our mission is to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of those who live in our community. We do that by giving grants to the charities working on the ground, the charities that work hard to make change happen. To see how you could help us to have an even greater impact in our community, take a look at our website.
What do real people say?
“The session was great, and the instructor was excellent and very encouraging.”
“Thank you so much! I haven’t done a HIIT class before. I really enjoyed it!”
“I liked the speed of the class as I didn’t know any of the poses.”
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