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May 26, 2023
Fort Bend Women’s Center annual Healing and Hope luncheon will host a very inspirational guest this year. Aly Raisman, third most decorated American gymnast of all-time, will speak about her struggles outside of the mat.
Raisman was one of the survivors of Larry Nassar, a former U.S. gymnastics team doctor who is currently serving 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting the gymnasts under his care.
She will discuss her journey and how it shaped her mission to advocate for other survivors.
According to The Houston Chronicle, this year’s luncheon will take place May 11 from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square.
Other keynote speakers with high profile that have been featured at the luncheon include Elizabeth Smart, Ashley Judd and Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson.
The Fort Bend Women’s Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps heal and give hope to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assualt in the Greater Houston area.
Vita Goodell, CEO of the Fort Bend Women’s Center, encourages women that need to talk to use the hotline that is available 24/7. “People think they’ve got to be in an emergency to call us, but even if they just think they might need help or want to talk to someone, please call us,” she said. “They don’t have to file a police report or divorce their husband or whatever they’re concerned might happen. We just want to help.”
Apart from the hotline, Fort Bend Women’s Center offers emergency shelter, residency program for women and children fleeing domestic violence, a sexual assault program and advocacy programs.
The Fort Bend Women’s Center 24-hour hotline may be reached at (281) 342-4357.