Seeking Mentors for Climbing Toward Confidence!

Did you know that girls aged 16 – 19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault? (Statistics from RAINN)

Want to help do something about it?

Climbing Toward Confidence

Our VOICE is seeking adult female volunteer mentors for Climbing Toward Confidence, an innovative out-of-school program for middle school girls aimed at inspiring confidence, strengthening voice and reducing the risk of sexual violence through norms change, rock climbing and mentorship. Climbing Toward Confidence equips girls with both the practical skills to recognize and say no to risky or unwanted sexual situations, and the confidence and conviction that their bodies and identities are worth protecting.

Join the effort to prevent sexual violence before it happens in our communities! E-mail Shilpa for more information at shilpar@ourvoice.org

 

Clothing Donations

One of the most valuable services that we offer is hospital accompaniment.  After a recent sexual assault, Our VOICE Victim Advocates will meet with the victim and their family in the emergency room to provide crisis counseling, resource information and support.   We also provide the victim with a change of clothing as their clothes are confiscated for forensic investigation.

 As a non-profit agency, we rely on the contributions of those in our community to assist us in being able to provide these valuable resources. 

 What we need:

Lightweight sweat pants/ lounge pants

Lightweight Shirts – short and long sleeves (please no white as these can be see-through)

 Clothing should be plain with no logos or images, new or gently used (if used, please launder first) and vary in size.

 All contributions are tax-deductible.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Melanie, our Case Manager, at MelanieGC@ourvoicenc.org.

 Thank you for helping your community by raising your voice against sexual violence!