1. Make a contribution
All services at The Healing Center are offered free of charge, and therefore generate no earned revenue. This commitment to serving all survivors and to focus solely on healing means that The Healing Center is funded entirely by gifts, grants, and operational support provided by Aurora Health Care. Donate now!
2. Celebrate your birthday with The Healing Center
Ask friends and family to donate in lieu of buying gifts!
Visit thehealingcenterbirthdays.kintera.org to fill out a birthday campaign form and download materials to share your campaign through social media.
3. Join Team Thrive
Team Thrive allows men and women of all ages and fitness levels to participate in sporting events that support The Healing Center. Team members choose their own races and fundraise by securing donations per mile or sponsorships of the entire route. All funds raised benefit free counseling and bilingual advocacy services that help survivors of sexual violence heal.
Visit thehealingcenterteamthrive.kintera.org to learn more!
4. Visit our Amazon wish list to purchase items that support survivors
Check out Amazon.com and search for the “Aurora Health Care Abuse Response Services” wish list to provide much needed supplies for survivors who access our Abuse Response Programs, including The Healing Center, the Sexual Assault Treatment Center and our SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) programs. A variety of items and price points are available!
5. Give through United Way
The Healing Center is a United Way of Greater Milwaukee partner agency. By giving generously through the campaign, you can help to support United Way’s focus on health in our community. Donate now!
6. Host a fundraising event with friends and family
Giving back can take many forms (golf outings, walks/runs, in-store parties, etc.), but all involve careful planning. Our staff works at varying levels of support with community groups. We work directly with you to offer assistance as you hold your fundraiser or project. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to be successful. When you’re ready to get started, contact Jeannie Jackson for a Community Event Proposal Form and fundraising toolkit.
Jeannie Jackson, Annual Giving Coordinator, Aurora Health Care Foundation, phone: 414-219-7378 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Donate clothing
The Healing Center is always grateful for any new or gently-used clothing donations that clients can wear on job interviews.
8. Participate in a Denim Day workplace giving campaign
Denim Day is an annual campaign which encourages people to wear jeans to raise awareness about sexual violence. Check out www.aurora.org/denimday to learn the history of Denim Day and how it became an international movement to show support to survivors.
Denim Day takes place on April 29, 2015. Organize a workplace giving campaign by asking your co-workers to donate $5 to wear jeans to work. Contact Jeannie Jackson, Annual Giving Coordinator at the Aurora Health Care Foundation for additional workplace giving ideas: 414-219-7378 or email@example.com
9. Train to become a volunteer for the Sexual Assault Treatment Center
The Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC) at Aurora Sinai Medical Center provides medical treatment to survivors of sexual assault. The Healing Center often provides follow-up care for patients seen at SATC. The Sexual Assault Treatment Center is seeking volunteer advocates to provide hotline coverage, accompaniment to survivors, and/or engaging in community outreach.
- Hotline: Answer the 24/7 crisis line (414-219-5555) to provide resources, support, crisis intervention, and advocacy to survivors, their loved ones, and community agencies.
- Accompaniment: Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault while they go through medical services, as well as when they report to law enforcement.
- Community Outreach: Help get the word out about the hotline through resource fairs, hanging up posters, and other community engagements.
Please contact The Sexual Assault Treatment Center for additional information regarding volunteer opportunities there, 414-219-5555.