Rape Response has a crisis line that is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling 770-503-7273. The crisis line is answered by trained staff or volunteer Advocates who can assist survivors or their loved ones by listening, offering non-judgmental support, and connecting them to resources or other Rape Response services. This crisis line can provide support to those located in six Northeast Georgia counties (Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin and White). If you are not located in one of these six counties, that’s okay! We can help connect you with resources closest to you! On nights and weekends, our volunteer Advocates help answer the phones. Volunteers are thoroughly trained on how to make sure the survivor is listened to and respected during each call that is received to our crisis line.
Meet Rebeca Ruelas! She is our Volunteer Program Director, and she is the one who oversees our volunteers and interns! As you read earlier, our volunteers help answer our 24/7 crisis line on nights and weekends. We truly could not do what we do without the help and support of our volunteers. They go through an in-depth and thorough training on how to answer crisis calls and how to provide the best, nonjudgemental support to all survivors. During non-COVID times, volunteers can also help provide medical accompaniment to SANE exams to survivors. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or an intern, please click the link below for more information!