Foothills Alliance is a nonprofit agency that encompasses three programs: Sexual Trauma Center, Child Advocacy Center, and Prevent Child Abuse. Foothills Alliance was formed when three agencies were merged in July 2001. Prior to the merger, the Sexual Trauma Center operated for 11 years as an independent non -profit agency providing 24-hour crisis intervention services to residents of Anderson and Oconee counties. Before merging with the Alliance, Prevent Child Abuse had been in existence since 1990, run solely by volunteers in the community. The Child Advocacy Center was a new program that was developed in 2001 and became part of the Alliance that same year.
The mission of Foothills Alliance is to provide child abuse prevention initiatives in Anderson County and crisis intervention services to child and adult victims of sexual assault in Anderson and Oconee counties and to serve as their advocates in the community. Today, Foothills Alliance offers multiple FREE services to the community. Not only does the Alliance focus on helping children and adults heal from their abuse but also in preventing abuse from ever taking place.
Providing support and advocacy for survivors through a 24-hour crisis hotline and hospital advocacy. Interested applicants must complete a volunteer interview, application, and must be able to pass a SLED background check. Volunteer advocates must attend a 5-night training. Trainings are free, held quarterly (January, May, and September or October).
Learn more about becoming a volunteer athttp://foothillsalliance.org/