Would I really be making a difference?

Yes.  Research has consistently shown that having a calm, consistent, and knowledgeable presence who can listen, help the survivor understand what is happening and what their choices may be, and offer emotional support is invaluable to survivors of sexual assault and abuse.  In the words of one client:

The only thing I remember about the emergency room...was that I felt...assaulted and in shock. The only good memory of that experience was the woman who came from Sexual Trauma Services. She didn't touch me or ask a million probing questions. She comforted me with a calm soft voice and brought me a coke. That coke and that voice were the most beautiful safe things I've ever heard. Thank you to whoever she was. To her it may have been a small thing...but to me, it meant all the difference in the world.