Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Why We’re Walking Wednesdays, Volume 3
It's hard to believe, but we're already at the last Wednesday before the Walk for Change! Online registration is available only until Friday, so if you want to take advantage of that last online registration discount, head on over and get yourself and your crew registered!
Sexual Assault Awareness (and Action!) Month is off to a great start, and we're glad to bring you the final installment of Why We're Walking.
I walk to ensure that BARCC can continue to provide high quality services to survivors, families, and communities. All of BARCC’s services are free to survivors and communities, from the advocates in the hospital who support survivors immediately after an assault, to the hotline counselors available 24/7 when survivors have no one else to lean on, to case management and legal services who help survivors understand their rights and make informed decisions, to counselors who help support survivors in their healing journeys, to all of the educators and advocates who mobilize communities to respond to and prevent sexual violence.
I am walking to give a voice to those who are so often silenced. I am walking so that my sons watch, learn, and become advocates for change.
I am proud to work for BARCC. This year I have had the honor of providing support to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, sexual assault and rape through individual and group counseling. I have been able to bear witness to their struggles and to help them to recognize their resiliency and courage.
- Because too many people have suffered, too many people are hurting others, and it will take all of us to end sexual violence.
Why are YOU walking?