To provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.
The Big Idea
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center provides ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse. Their goal is to not only help in the healing of those who have survived sexual trauma, but to prevent future sexual violence in our community through education. Each year, approximately 700 people call the agency about an experience of sexual violence. A well-prepared team of sexual assault counselors is available to provide care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every survivor who calls is connected to a trained sexual assault counselor who will listen to a survivor’s needs, provide support and connect them to the appropriate resources. It is emotionally challenging volunteer work, and the center must ensure that volunteers are not only well-prepared, but also cared for too.
I have used the crisis line when I needed to talk to someone several times and visited the office because it is an empowering place with staff who go out of their way to help. This gave me resources and support in so many instances while I have been walking through my healing journey. Thank you seems inadequate for an agency that supports the services I have been given.
- Anonymous Client