A friend of a friend called me recently, this isn’t someone I know personally, just someone I was introduced to through the drive through at work (remember that coffee shop?).
“So, George (name changed) told me you volunteer at the sexual assault help place in town.
“I sure do, haven’t been there as much as I might like lately, but yes. Are you interested in volunteering? I can give you the office pho–”
“—Oh, no. I wish there was a place like that I could go to.
“Uuuum, you and well, anyone can come to RCASA.”
“But, I’m queer!”
“They won’t believe, or be able to help me Jennifer. No one would believe a straight guy did it to me.”
This is something I hadn’t heard from anyone before, the thought that RCASA wasn’t for them, that RCASA couldn’t help them. RCASA can help.
—Sometimes someone will ask me
“how do you treat an LGTBQ person that calls the hotline or comes in the office?” My answer is, like any person, a person who is deserving of Respect and Appreciation and the right to a life free of sexual assault.
While volunteering at RCASA I have met individuals from every walk of life, from the office to the counselors, and from the other volunteers to clients. All of them open and ready to help anyone that calls the hotline or walks in the door.
So! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer awesome, you will get to meet and interact with tons of different people.
If you are, or know someone who needs help, please call
RCASA’s FREE CONFIDENTIAL 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline. 540.371.1666
We are here for you, no matter your sex, age, sexual orientation, or gender identification.