Mental and physical exhaustion is standard for victims of abuse and may be further compounded by grueling court and legal trauma. Left untreated, it can be debilitating. Having a chance to unplug, transition, gain mastery, and recover at Lotus Island Oasis can be life altering.
Navigating the complex issues moving forward after trauma can be challenging. Studies show that children who experience these kinds of traumas are statistically 6 times more likely to end up in prison, to have serious health problems-- including a life span that is 20 years shorter than those who haven't suffered from these issues, and they can experience difficulty in school, relationships and the work environment. The good news is that with intervention, trusting relationships and joy, we can mitigate and counteract much of the negative outcome.
One of the most effective antidotes to extreme trauma is to focus on joy and resiliency. At Lotus Island Oasis, we facilitate an experience that connects those who have suffered trauma with immersion in nature, with creativity, with fun, and empower those who have experienced trauma to take command of their destinies. We offer animal therapy, art therapy, music therapy. We provide depression-lifting exercise, nutritious meals, tranquility in a safe, healing environment.
We shelter pets for victims fleeing abuse and for children in foster care
International Victim Action Center
Our mission is to END the isolation, fear and hopelessness that victims abroad experience due to violence and abuse. IVAC provides the urgent help they need.
We help victims become resilient SURVIVORS!
We advocate for implementable solutions in U.S. government and in host countries to provide protection for these victims and assurance of their human rights.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline receives more than 20,000 calls per year from batterers who want to change, who don't understand why they lash out, and who want to stop. At Intercept Abuse, we recognize many perpetrators of DV have experienced abuse as children, and those who WANT to change can be directed to helping services. It may seem counter-intuitive, but it's an important aspect to stop the cycle of violence.