Headphones to Connect In Crisis

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Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

Help cancel out the background noise

In the wake of COVID-19, we’re all adapting to new ways of living, working, and disinfecting our produce!

For those offering support services to victims of trauma, adapting quickly during this pandemic is critical given the increase in demand for counselling and 24-hour crisis support.  The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC/MWAR) has adjusted how they work to offer the same level of support to the community they serve during this time.  All staff are working from home using technology to connect with and support survivors of sexual assault.

As the only rape crisis centre in Toronto, their 24-hour crisis hotline has seen a marked increase in call volume since the start of COVID-19.  The team is working hard to meet demand, but they need more equipment to better connect with each caller.

How you can help

The TRCC/MWAR needs eight noise cancelling headphones to properly connect with the community they serve.  Each headset costs $119 (Troop will cover any fees associated with delivery).  Help us pool funds to make sure our Toronto sexual assault survivors get the support they need, even in the midst of a pandemic.  Any funds raised over and above the target will be donated directly to the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre.

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$952.00 of $952.00 target

23 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
April 18, 2020

View the Impact Update here

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More Details: Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) provides peer support to survivors of sexual violence. They work towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support through counselling, education and activism. As an important pillar in the Toronto community since 1974, their services have grown to include a 24hour crisis line, individual face to face counselling, court support and accompaniment, advocacy, support groups, public education and workshops, activism, and prison support.

Through the creation of their longest-running support group, the Latin American Women’s Program, they offer these services in Spanish to all those people of Latin American origin who identify themselves as a survivor of gender, intrafamily and sexual violence, including members of the LGBTQ community.

The TRCC/MWAR has a core belief that survivors of sexual violence are experts in their own healing. Together they work toward creating a thriving community, empowering survivors, their family members and friends, of all races, classes, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and spiritualities.

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