"I know I personally could not have recovered from the trauma of my attack without the help I have received at BRCC," said one woman. These words from by a victim of sexual assault speak of the quality of support the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center provided.
If you would like to be involved in life-changing volunteer work, then consider serving as a hospital victim advocate for victims of sexual assault crime.
The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center (a United Way agency) has local offices in Danville and Nicholasville. The agency is offering training for volunteers who are willing to serve as emergency room advocates for victims of sexual assault. This training is comprehensive and presented in a casual style with excellent guidance and support from professional staff. The training will be in January at the BRCC main office in Lexington.
Advocate training requires attendance on four days: January 19, 20, 27 and Feb. 3. For more information or application, contact Cari Calico at the Danville Crisis Center at (859) 236-4445 or www.bluegrassrapecrisis.org. Volunteers must be at least 20 years old, have reliable transportation, agree to a background check and initial individual interview. No previous volunteer experience is required.