Mission: Our mission is to provide education, prevention and intervention on sexual violence in our community.
Results: We have been serving our community since 1986 (over 23 years) and have served over 10,000 people.
Target demographics: We serve all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicity, and races.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We serve on average 400 - 600 survivors of violence a year
Geographic areas served: Central Virginia: Fredericksburg, Caroline County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, Stafford County
Programs: Education and Outreach, Allied Professional Training, Volunteer Training, Primary Prevention Programs
Intervention Services = 24 hour hotline and crisis support, 24-hour medical and forensic accompaniment, legal advocacy, comprehensive counseling (trauma-informed, art therapy, support groups, parent education, individual and group, short and long term).
I had to call this organization for support about concerns I had for a child in my care who I suspected was being sexually abused. The counseling and information helped me make the call to CPS to report the situation. It was a very complicated problem but the end result was the child was protected from further abuse. I am thankful that RCASA was here to support me, the child and the child's family during this crisis.
I have been volunteering with RCASA since November and have seen a lot of the behind the scenes work that goes into ensuring the survivors and their families get the assistance the need. The people that work and volunteer with RCASA have a genuine love for helping others and do everything they can to help where it is required. I have enjoyed working with the people there and would recommend both their services and volunteering with them to anyone.