Access Healing Project
We’re searching for 10-20 Kentuckians to build the Access Healing Project Advisory Council
We are KASAP, the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs. We’re the statewide coalition for Kentucky’s 13 regional rape crisis centers (RCCs), and we’re committed to serving all survivors and working toward the prevention of sexual violence.
Sexual violence takes many forms. It can include sexual harassment, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or any sexual contact where one person does not or is unable to consent due to factors such as force, coercion, or intoxication.
We know that sexual violence impacts different groups in different ways. We also recognize that survivors come to our programs with diverse backgrounds and multi-layered identities that affect their access to medical and sexual assault services, experience with the justice system, needs, and feelings of safety. As service providers, we are committed to meeting people where they are and working to ensure that our services are inclusive and responsive to the real needs of survivors.
Our data shows that we are failing to reach all survivors equally, especially those in the LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities, as well as Kentuckians using substances.
With new grant funding, we are forming an Advisory Council made up of Kentuckians in those communities who have been affected by sexual violence. Members of the project that we’re calling the Access Healing Project will share their ideas and experiences to guide KASAP, its Board of Directors, and member centers to become more welcoming to and representative of all people in Kentucky.
We’re searching for 10-20 Kentuckians to build the Access Healing Project Advisory Council who:
- Are part of the LGBTQIA, BIPOC, and/or Substance Use communities (regardless of sobriety status) and are interested in helping us further our reach in those communities
- Have been affected by sexual violence, either themselves or as a family member or friend close to a survivor
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Will serve for a two-year period starting July 2022
What your responsibilities would be:
- Commit to 4-8 hours per month on average, including:
- Attending monthly Council meetings on Zoom
- Preparing to discuss ideas and provide feedback
- Attending RCC events in your area
- Occasionally attending quarterly KASAP board meetings
- Support RCCs in their mission by providing constructive feedback, building connections with community members, fostering partnerships with local organizations, etc.
- Stay informed about issues related to sexual violence
What you gain from the experience:
- Council members are paid an hourly rate of $40.
- Members will make connections with other survivors from across Kentucky.
- Members will be part of the change that allows Kentucky’s Rape Crisis Centers to serve more Kentuckians who’ve experienced sexual violence.
Apply now or nominate someone you think would be interested!
We’ll reach out as nominations are received.
Final deadline to receive nominations: July 1
Questions? Contact Access Healing Coordinator Amy Turner at email@example.com.