GivingTuesdayNow, a world day of giving in response to the necessity attributable to COVID-19, is an opportunity for us to come back collectively to reveal the ability of neighborhood care. In the present day we invite you to attach survivors to therapeutic by means of your generosity.
Sexual assault is an isolating expertise that disconnects survivors from a way of stability and wellness. At VSAC we all know that therapeutic is about connection: to ourselves, our inner-strength and resiliency, and to one another.
Though we’re bodily distanced we’re not socially distanced.
We’re nonetheless right here for survivors. Our counsellors and help employees are offering important help providers to survivors who want us now:
- Counselling and justice system help is accessible nearly and by way of cellphone;
- Rapid disaster help and medical consideration for current survivors is obtainable at our Sexual Assault Clinic, away from emergency rooms the place forensic nurse examiners and our SART volunteers proceed to follow bodily distancing.
We offer non-judgmental help and choices. We respect survivor’s confidentiality and selection at every step. However we want the assistance of our neighborhood to maintain these providers.
In the present day, now we have a aim of elevating $1,500 to help our providers for survivors. Are you able to assist us?
COVID-19 is having a large impression on the well being and security of survivors of sexualized violence.
The implementation of essential public well being directives to remain house has elevated vulnerability for ladies, Trans, gender-nonconforming and Two-Spirit people in addition to intercourse employees who usually tend to expertise violence of their dwelling conditions. Usually in periods of uncertainty and stress, there is a rise in gender-based violence. For individuals who have skilled a historic sexual assault, these unsure instances can activate previous trauma. Societal disgrace and concern of stigmatization is actual and an extra barrier to help for these assaulted when not bodily distancing – typically people who find themselves already socially marginalized.
Whereas the pandemic touches all our lives, there’s an pressing want to reply shortly and help these impacted by sexualized violence.
Please take into account donating on GivingTuesdayNow to help survivors throughout this extraordinary time.
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