Rape Response, Inc. Offers Counselor Training

Rape Response, Inc. offers assistance to residents of Dawson, White, Habersham, Hall, and Lumpkin Counties.
Rape Response, Inc. offers assistance to residents of Dawson, White, Habersham, Hall, and Lumpkin Counties.

We would all prefer a world that has no need for cancer treatment centers, children’s hospitals or rape crisis agencies.

Rape Response, Inc. provides crucial services to residents of Dawson, White, Habersham, Hall, and Lumpkin  Counties.

The advocacy of Rape Response includes crisis response and intervention.  Victims are offered safety planning and support with emotional, medical and legal issues.

From September 2011 through October 2012, Rape Response responded to 375 crisis calls.  Volunteers met with victims in emergency rooms 58 times.  More than 1500 individualized services were provided during crisis intervention, advocacy and follow-up for 246 survivors, their families and friends.

Rape Response Crisis Line:  (770) 503-7273

Rape Response is accepting applications for compassionate volunteers to work with survivors of sexual assault.  Volunteers are trained to respond to crisis calls and accompany assault survivors to the hospital.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must live within 30 minutes of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
  • The ability to speak Spanish is helpful but not required.
  • Volunteers must pass a Background Check.
  • Those who pass will receive 24-hrs of training.

Volunteer Training Schedule

  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Thursday, February 13th from 5:30 PM – 8 PM
  • Thursday, February 20th from 5:30 PM – 8 PM
  • Saturday, February 22nd from 8 AM – 5 PM

The Rape Response website also says:

Potential volunteers must attend all four training sessions and have a personal interview with the Executive Director, as well as a staff member or a board member.

These sessions will involve a variety of topics and presentations by Rape Response staff and guest speakers, such as law enforcement representatives, medical personnel, attorneys and clinical psychologists.  Meals and refreshments will be provided during the meetings.

Contact Information

If you are interested in a rewarding volunteer position, please contact Gale Adams, Volunteer Coordinator at 770-503-7273 or apply online at RapeResponse.com.

Rape Response Inc. Mission Statement

Rape Response serves as a system of support, education, and advocacy, providing services to the community and to survivors of sexual assault while safeguarding the dignity of each person served.

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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