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Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo County

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THE STORY:

Hi friends! As you may know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For the past eight months I've been volunteering as a Sexual Assault Counselor with an awesome non-profit organization called Rape Trauma Services (RTS) that works with the entirety of San Mateo County, California (a population of over 700,000) at no cost to our clients. Since we don't charge our clients for anything, much of our funding comes from donations from generous supporters like you! A lot of us know the statistics; one in five women will be sexually assaulted at least once in her lifetime, as well as about one in ten men. When it comes to trans and gender non conforming people, there isn't as much research, but the numbers we do have are staggering. Even before I began volunteering I knew of far too many people whose lives were affected by sexual assault in some way, and now I speak to at least one person every week who has been affected. But fret not, there's hope! By providing education to people of all ages about consent, rape culture, and ways to prevent sexual assault we can help lower these statistics; by providing judgement-free, trauma informed counseling to survivors and their families we can enable them to heal. And those are RTS's two main functions. If you've ever wanted to get involved but aren't sure how, or would like to support agencies working against sexual assault but don't have the time to devote your evenings and weekend, or if you just wanna support a young woman on a mission to make the world a better place, please consider donating to RTS. Literally any amount is greatly appreciated. If you would like more info before donating please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, kiraaarnold@gmail.com (that's right, three a's in a row) or visit RTS's website at www.rapetraumaservices.org If you're still reading, THANK YOU! It takes an engaged community to help end sexual assault and reading this to the end shows that you're ready, willing, and able to start! A great next step is donating a couple dollars ;) Love to all of you, Kira

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Julie Arnold

Julie Arnold

DONATION: $150

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