The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The REACH Mission: REACH is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate care to survivors of sexual violence and working toward creating a community in which sexual violence is no longer tolerated.
We maintain a 24-hour/7-day a week crisis Hotline (this includes all holidays). In addition we offer medical advocacy and E.R. accompaniment 24-hours a day and 7-days a week.
REACH Volunteers work directly with victims of sexual assault either in person or by telephone. They provide emotional support, information, and accompaniment throughout the medical and legal procedures that occur in the emergency room.
REACH has been helping victims of rape cope with the trauma of sexual victimization since 1979. These services would not be possible without the support and commitment of caring volunteers.
We provide professional training that is free of charge to all of our volunteers. Our training begins once we have approximately 10 interested volunteers signed up and they move through the training together like a class.