Metro Boston covered the launch of BARCC's web chat hotline, a new way to access our oldest service. Survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones can now chat with BARCC hotline counselors on desktop and mobile devices daily between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. by going to barcc.org/chat.
Excerpt: "'There are people who may have limited access to phones or have no private space to talk, so the hotline is not available to them,' said Sharon Imperato, BARCC Clinical Innovation Projects and Training Director. 'A lot of people have a discomfort or fear of talking on the phone, and also there’s something about saying what you’re experiencing versus writing it — a lot of people are more comfortable when writing, and they’re able to articulate themselves more.'"
Read the full story, "BARCC launches web chat hotline to support more sexual assault survivors," online at Metro Boston.