Emerging Together

Last year, STAR’s newly established New Orleans branch received a grant of $10,000 from the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO). Since being awarded this funding, STAR’s New Orleans branch has accomplished the following: Responded to 176 hospital call-outs  Answered 409 hotline calls Served 233 unique clients through our counseling, legal, and advocacy programs Covered 92% of… Read More

Agents of Change: Ariel White

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. The truth is, you can’t do one without the other. You can’t just have a social movement and leave… Read More

Agents of Change: Portia Gordon

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo.   I like to believe that if you show someone something new, they will share what they learned and… Read More

Looking back as we move forward

Sometimes, you just have to brag. We at STAR are doing amazing things, and we want to share our progress and positive experiences with you.   At STAR, we pride ourselves on accomplishing a lot with limited resources, which means most of the time we’re working hard and looking ahead. On a daily basis, we dedicate ourselves… Read More

Agents of Change: Tami Iraheta

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org.   It’s important to be open to uncomfortable truths and moments where you recognize that something you thought was… Read More

Agents of Change: Margaret Reynolds

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org.   Empathy is not always easy, but it is a necessity if we are to build a world with… Read More

Services Spotlight: Volunteers needed in NOLA!

Sometimes, you just have to brag. We at STAR are doing amazing things, and we want to share our progress and positive experiences with you. This past year has been a big one for STAR! In the past six months, we have begun to expand services to New Orleans, recently launching a 24/7, sexual assault-specific hotline for… Read More

Agents of Change: Kaela Lovejoy

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. I saw that sexual trauma knows no bounds–not gender, age, class, or race.  Thus, as a feminist and a… Read More