This is why I volunteer

Nov. 9, 2020
I was inspired to volunteer with Monterey County Rape Crisis Center and become a certified advocate because of my own experience with sexual assault in college.
After I was assaulted, I was fortunate enough to be directed by my university's health center to our resource center for survivors, where I received information on reporting as well as counseling. This counseling literally saved my life and allowed me to finish my college education. 
When I moved back to my hometown of Salinas after I graduated, it occurred to me that people outside of college may not have as easy and direct access to assistance after experiencing sexual assault. I wanted to be a part of providing support to members of my community, especially those who are from historically underserved and vulnerable communities. 
-Samantha Tuttle, MCRCC Advocate in training

Be part of the healing

Contribute to the healing process for survivors of sexual assault, childhood trauma, and human trafficking.
Your gift will also help sustain programming for our amazing volunteers like Samantha. Our volunteer sexual assault counselors are the reason survivors have 24/7 access to the helpline and advocacy at forensic exams.

Donate through the Monterey County Gives (MC Gives!) Campaign from Nov. 12 through December 31, 2020, and the campaign will give extra match dollars toward our cause!