Thank you to the U.Va. Parents Fund & Committee for allocating funds for Madison House’s HELPLine program!
Because of this generous support, HELPLine volunteers will receive training from the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA). HELPLine is a 24/7 anonymous and confidential listening hotline for the University of Virginia community. The program is staffed by trained UVA students and operates during the academic year. In regards to the expectations of volunteers when they receive a call; the students serve as nonjudgmental listeners and use active listening and non-directive actions to guide callers to the most appropriate resources.
Thanks to this additional funding from the U.Va. Parents Fund & Committee, SARA training will increase the knowledge and resources that HELPLine volunteers utilize when they actively listen and empower callers on this subject.
(Image credit: U.Va. Parents Fund & Committee)