Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Holiday message from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Not sure what to get the person who has everything?

Make a gift in their name to BARCC.

When you give to BARCC, you help us continue to provide free, comprehensive services and bring us closer to our goal of ending sexual violence. Here’s how your donation makes a difference:

$25 helps us answer two hotline calls.
$75 pays for medical accompaniment to a hospital emergency room by a trained volunteer.
$200 supports the first three sessions of free counseling for survivors and their families.
$1,000 allows a new volunteer or intern to attend BARCC’s comprehensive training program.

From BARCC's holiday letter: Your gifts have changed lives for 35 years and helped make the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center one of the most effective and innovative centers in the nation. Your generosity means that we can provide hope and healing to thousands of survivors of sexual violence every year and deliver revolutionary prevention and training, too.

All BARCC services are absolutely free, so every generous gift, whether $5 or $500, makes a huge difference.

Recently, the very first hotline caller wrote, "Calling BARCC 35 years ago saved my life. Today I am not only alive, but vibrant and thriving. I am an example of how possible it is to heal from the heinous crimes of rape and sexual trauma. I am also a reminder of how critical it is to have someone there at the other end of the ringing phone who will stay beside you for as long as needed."

I am so proud to be a BARCC volunteer. I know that my work in community education and prevention is bringing positive change. I know how important this is.

I've gotten to a place of strength.

Help other people get here, too. Help us train new volunteers, keep medical advocates with survivors in the hospital, keep hotline volunteers on the phones. Help us keep offering counseling and legal advocacy.

Be part of the change.

Click here to donate!
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