1999: YWCA

“Making Connections: A Study of the Volunteer Program at the YWCA/Central Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Service”

for YWCA / Central Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Service (Central CT SACS)

by Monique Doussard, Nora Grip, Meg Loomis, and Chris Miller


Four researchers from Wesleyan University worked with Central CT SACS to examine the factors that affect the number of active volunteers serving their agency’s branch. This task was completed by interviewing/surveying active and non-active volunteers, those that have trained but not volunteered, and current trainees. To provide comparative models, representatives from nine other member agencies of ConnSACS and one domestic violence shelter were interviewed and surveys were faxed/mailed to sexual assault service agencies from other states.