Friday, October 17, 2014
Schuylkill United Way: Success Story from a Sexual Assault Survivor
SARCC The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC), recognizing the impact of sexual assault on all individuals, families, and communities, counsels and support clients, advocates for the rights of victims and educates for the elimination of sexual assault.
From 1983-1985, victims of sexual violence in Lebanon County were served by local volunteers working with the Harrisburg Rape Crisis Center. Because the number of clients was sufficient to justify a separate service provider, an independent organization was chartered in Lebanon County. In 2009, SARCC expanded geographically into Schuylkill County at the request of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR). SARCC is the sole provider of sexual assault services in Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties.
SARCC has a 24/7 confidential hotline: 1.570.628.2965
The Schuylkill United Way's pledge total is currently at $407,000.00
Anyone willing to contribute to the Campaign may do so at their website www.schuylkillunitedway.org
Success Story from Sexual Assault Survivor:
I can't begin to put into words what SARCC has done for me. Sometimes I feel like they have saved me from myself. When I came to them two years ago I felt lost, alone, scared and confused. Through a lot of hard work and sorting through buried feelings and emotions with a very patient, understanding and knowledgeable counselor who I felt sometimes knew not only what was going on inside my head but inside my heart. I will be forever grateful to her because I would never be where I am today without the guidance, love and compassion she showed me week after week. I am now in a wonderful weekly support group with other sexual assault survivors who make this journey in life easier to travel. I am forever grateful that the SARCC program was made available to me at a time in my life when I needed someone to understand who I was and what happened to me.