Registration is now open for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 12th annual Walk for Change, which takes place on Sunday, April 22. The Walk, which drew more than 1,700 participants last year, is the largest sexual violence awareness event in New England. The Walk is 2.6 miles long and begins and ends at DCR’s Artesani Park in Brighton, MA. Registration for the Walk is $30 for adults, $10 for children, and $5 for dogs (who must be on leashes); fees increase by $5 the day of the event.
BARCC offers free services to survivors in crisis and long after as they navigate the health-care, criminal justice, social service, and school systems. BARCC maintains a 24-hour hotline and works with a wide range of organizations and communities, including high schools, colleges, police, health-care providers, and businesses, to advocate for change. BARCC also provides training in how to respond to survivors and create cultures that prevent sexual violence in the first place.