Safe Ride Home from Hospital after Sexual Assualt

$750 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 5 months
Hello everyone,

I am licensed Victims Advocate for Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn, NY This is a volunteer position.  I am writing this because I am tired of having to send people home at anytime day or night from the hospital after just having been treated for sexual assault often alone via public transportation or even walking. As I am sure that you can imagine this must be frightening and traumatic for the victim/survivors.  I am not willing to take public transportation from the hospital at 2am.  I call and pay for myself car service.  I have asked if there’s a budget for this sort of thing in the overall program budget and I have been told no.  I want this to change and have reached out to a couple of our public officials.  In the meantime, I wanted to find out if there was enough interest in the community to support this project and have set up this GoFundMe page for this purpose. Whatever money that would be raised would go directly to Wyckoff Hospital VITP (Violence Intervention and Treatment Program) earmarked for transportation of Victim/Survivors and volunteer Victims Advocates.


I am local person who lives in the community who wanted to make a change as to how Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault were treated.  That’s why I volunteer my time and why I am doing this.  Sending anyone home from the hospital after having been treated for sexual assault without knowing that they have a safe way to get there is simply wrong.  Expecting volunteers Victims Advocates to get to the hospital within 30 minutes via public transportation is unrealistic and the expecting them to pay for the costs of getting there and home safely is wrong and needs to change.  



Ideas and questions welcomed! I hope that you will help to support this project.  I have reached out to our local political offices to help find a more permanent solution.




Regards,

Deborah Spiroff
+ Read More
I wanted to give everyone an update to let you know that although this campaign did not raise all the money that we hoped to we did a lot better. The Safe Way Home Act has been passed into New York State Law!!!!! Each and every one of you played a vital role in making this happen. Now it’s just waiting for governor to sign the bill. Both Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol sponsored this legislation through the respective government houses.

Thank all of you!!
+ Read More
Hello everyone,

I wanted to once again thank everyone who has already donated and helped spread the word about this important cause. I wanted to especially thank some local small businesses who have very generously given back to their community by supporting this project:
Beacon’s Closet and The Coffee Shop.
Please keep them in mind as they are directly giving back to this community by donating.

I have also met with Senator Julia Salazar’s team and they have been very supportive and are researching the best ways that the Senator’s office can support this. As soon as I have more details I will continue to update all of you.

Please continue to share and let others who may be interested in donating know that we are already 32% there to the goal of $2,000!! We still have a ways to go so please consider donating whatever you can to help us reach our goal! Being able to show the public officials that both businesses and individuals are supporting this has been very helpful.

I will continue to keep everyone updated!
Regards,
Deborah Spiroff
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$750 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 5 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
JM
$50
Julie McKim
3 months ago
AL
$30
Alex Little
4 months ago
$10
Anonymous
5 months ago
KR
$20
kate ryan
5 months ago
BM
$375
Beacon's Closet Manhattan
5 months ago
$40
Vinko Baricevic
5 months ago
$10
LeeAnn Marhevsky
5 months ago
$20
Vinko Baricevic
5 months ago
JH
$25
John Hague
5 months ago
$50
Anonymous
5 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.