Lutheran Community Care Services
Description of Organization
LCCS’ mission is to drive a restorative movement to break the cycle of hurt and build connected communities of empowered individuals with the vision for all individuals to be engaged to build and sustain healthy relationships. LCCS has been actively engaging and empowering individuals and families, to build and sustain relationships. Focusing on Restorative Practices, LCCS has served families, schools, institutes, residential homes and various organisations to restore relationships that have been harmed.
Let Our Voice Run (LOVR) is an annual campaign that happens during 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. The campaign consists of a series of awareness events and culminates in a virtual run where the community runs/walks/cycles the distance they have pledged to stand with people who experience relationship violence, especially sexual violence. The 3-year goal plan (year 2021 – 2024) of LOVR focuses on raising awareness and addressing sexual harm and dating violence experienced by young adults in Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL). This is through having conversations on building respectful relationships and safe campus communities through collective efforts with concerned stakeholders.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2023 programme
Let Our Voice Run focuses on bringing restorative processes and circle practices to campus communities. Restorative processes allow all affected parties to have a voice to express their thoughts and feelings about the harm and what needs to happen for the harm to be addressed. Circle practices offer people a way to surface and explore issues related to sexual norms and behavior. They can be used for community building, personal and group reflection, facilitated discussions about sexual harm and rewriting cultural narratives about relationship violence and campus culture.
The funds raised will be used for website development, social media campaigns to increase awareness of sexual harm/dating violence issues in our campus communities and to support our practitioners in training and guiding peer helpers on campuses in facilitating restorative processes (restorative circles and dialogic processes).
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
To get to know more about LOVR and restorative processes, YFC participants will participate in our on-site engagement and workshop sessions to learn about restorative processes and have conversations with others about relationship violence and norms that perpetuate violence. YFC participants will also be actively involved in team discussions about the campaign, which includes organization of awareness events and virtual run in November 2022. For more details about past event, please see https://www.instagram.com/letourvoicerun/ and https://www.letourvoicerun.com/