My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for RAPE TRAUMA SERVICES, Burlingame, CA, USA
The support RTS provides survivors, and anyone seeking an advocate is indescribable. I hope what I say will do it justice and truly depict the amazing work everyone at RTS does. For the past few months I’ve been a volunteer, I’ve been able to support survivors of varying degrees and cases. Many people ask me “How do you do it? Listen to people’s stories all day?” I understand. Sometimes, the stories are so heavy it can mar your outlook in humanity and maybe even shake your faith. But, we’ve all had a moment or moments when we just needed someone. A friend, family member, partner, pet, etc. to be there in silence or in sound. We all need someone. It’s what connects us as humans.
So if in a moment I can be that person, I will be. Someone who is not questioning them about the details of the incident, or examining them. I ask if they want a blanket, have gotten something to eat, or drink, or touch on lighter subjects in case they just want to talk about something to distract themselves with. Being a volunteer has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I can’t put into words how much it means to me to not only have support at RTS as a volunteer, but to help support people who have fought their way through trauma. RTS is amazing and so much more. Your cup will runneth over with love, compassion, and solidarity.