We are excited to offer a new way to connect with our organization-- a blog. This is our first post, but our hope is to continue to offer information about who we are, what we do, and the importance of why we continue to do this work.
We Are Advocates
An advocate is defined as "a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy". For us, that means that we support Rape Crisis and the vision to end sexual violence within our community and nationally. If you stand against sexual violence in our community, there are several tangible ways in which you can support RCSAS and survivors. Some of these ways are becoming a volunteer advocate to address acute situations in the Emergency Departments or on Crisis Calls on our 24/7 hotline, follow us on social media and share our posts on your platform, speak out for victims' rights politically, or socially, or give to our organization financially. If you are looking for additional ways to donate your time or talent, we would love to hear from you!
What We Do
Some of the most impactful work that we do is crisis intervention. Our staff members and volunteer advocates are on call 24/7 to speak to victims of sexual violence and give them support when they need it most. Our organization also offers free counseling services to sexual assault survivors-- no matter how long ago the abuse occurred or whether it was reported. Additionally, we offer a variety of programs and training for organizations and individuals to participate in and to broaden their scope of understanding regarding the impact and prevalence of sexual assault. Most importantly, all of our services are free to victims and their support systems (family, friends, etc.).
Why We Continue Our Work
According to RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network), every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Our hope is to create a community free from sexual violence until we meet that goal we will continue to advocate and offer support to community members affected by sexual violence.
For more information about how to support Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-724-5200.