In the midst of holiday hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget how many people are trying to heal in the wake of sexual assault . . . or how little it takes for you to make a difference for someone in crisis. This October alone, SARC responded to 109 crisis calls from sexual assault survivors, and your donations helped provide hygiene kits, transportation to services, clothing, meals, and more to those who needed it. In a world as big as ours, with as much need as we see around us every day, it’s easy to wonder how one person can make a difference. This is how:
- $5 provides a bus pass for a client to get to and from support group for a week
- $25 provides an emergency hygiene bag and meal to a survivor in crisis working with a SARC case manager
- $50 replaces the clothes the police collect from the survivor as evidence of the assault
- $55 covers crisis line expenses for 24 hours
- $175 funds the in-person dispatch hotline for one week
- $375 pays for cell phone service for all SARC staff for one month
- $900 pays for the services of a support group facilitator for one month
- $1200 provides a survivor in need of safe housing with the application fee and first months’ rent on a new apartment
- $1500 funds the crisis line for one month
- $3000 pays the salary for one full-time case manager or one part-time mental health counselor for one month
- $5000 covers the expenses of our prevention education program for one month. This program provides healthy relationship and anti-violence education to youth throughout the tri-county area with the goal and hope that, one day, no one will need the client support services SARC provides because we will be living in a safer, healthier society.
You have the power to make a difference. You have the power to help those who experience sexual assault navigate their paths to healing. Together, we can ensure every sexual assault survivor receives the support and care they need. Together, we can teach today’s youth how to create a safer tomorrow. With your help, together we can end sexual violence. Donate this Giving Tuesday through our Facebook page or via Paypal.