As of Monday, Wellington Rape Crisis has had to cut its services to sexual assault victims from 5 days a week to 4.
They need $55,000 by 1 April or they can’t keep operating.
Our government does as little as it possibly can for survivors of sexual assault. We shouldn’t need organisations like Wellington Rape Crisis filling a much-needed gap, but they do. Between 2011 and 2012 their client contacts have nearly doubled and now they can only provide their incredibly-needed help from Monday to Thursday each week.
As the PSA says, they need more than cake stalls.
Please help Wellington Rape Crisis.
My single cynical thought on this whole thing is that maybe if the Salvation Army weren’t a bunch of preachy, charity-hogging thugs, Rape Crisis might be in a better financial position.