Friends of the Sexual Assault Resource Center,
This is our moment.
Our national conversation on sexual assault has been galvanized by the Kavanaugh hearings, the Cosby verdict, and the #MeToo movement. More than ever, people are talking about trauma, about consent and sexual health and wellness, and about how we can support survivors and prevent sexual assault so that, one day, no one will ever again endure the trauma of sexual assault. This national conversation is having an effect locally: the day of the Kavanaugh hearings, just one week ago, SARC saw a 166% increase in calls to our crisis line and a 400% increase in requests for referrals to case management. You may have seen our new Executive Director, Amy Beard, speaking about this dramatic rise in demand on local media, including KATU, KOIN, and KPTV.
SARC is here for all survivors, and we are so proud of the work we do and so grateful to supporters like you who have seen the need for and the value of our work. You have generously supported us in the past with financial donations, volunteer hours, and simply spreading the word about SARC’s services to those who may need us or who want to work with us. With this dramatic rise in requests for services, SARC needs your help now more than ever. Your contribution today will help us expand our ability to provide the many services SARC provides to our community: 24/7/365 crisis intervention via telephone, in-person emergency support at hospitals and law enforcement agencies, ongoing case management services, support groups, one-on-one counseling, and sexual assault prevention education training to schools in the tri-county area.
Will you seize this moment and help fund these much-needed services to the members of your community who are reaching out to SARC for help? Please, take a stand for survivors of sexual assault and donate to SARC today. Donate via Paypal, credit, or debit card here.
Thank you for your continued support of SARC, of survivors of sexual assault, and of our community.