From Lauren DaSilva, MCRCC Executive Director
May 10, 2023
We are so thankful for all of our supporters who showed up to celebrate the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center’s 50th birthday at the Together with Love Dinner!
Meet Bianca Hernandez, MCRCC Community Engagement Specialist
March 23, 2023
Bianca Hernandez started working at MCRCC as a bilingual Community Engagement Specialist in September of 2021. We chose to give her this spotlight because we are inspired by her versatility, energy, and enthusiasm for the work that she does at MCRCC (which consists of many different things!) Just to name a few of her regular activities, Bianca is...
Saying goodbye to the Together with Love Run and Walk
December 9, 2022
With heavy hearts, we announce that the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC)’s annual Together with Love (TWL) 5/10K Run and Walk will not be taking place again in 2023. It was not an easy decision to make, and we ourselves are sad to see the TWL...
MCRCC's Forever Home
November 30, 2022
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center's new Salinas office is here! We held our open house on November 16, 2022 where advocates, volunteers, community partners and supporters toured our warm and inviting space. The space is located in downtown Salinas close to different agencies and resources like...
Our Role at the Local Child Advocacy Center
October 7, 2022
Bianca Hernandez, Community Engagement Specialist
One evening, 5 year old “Adrian” explained to his mother, Sarah, that something strange had happened to him while at his summer daycare that he attended at his next door neighbor’s home. His mother listened as Adrian recounted how at his daycare an adult made him feel uncomfortable with what he was...
Les presentamos a Rita, la especialista en trata de personas
25 de abril, 2022
¡Hola a todos! Quisiera presentarme a mi comunidad.
Me llamo Rita A. Mora y ahora soy la Especialista en Trata de Personas para MCRCC. He trabajado con la agencia por casi tres años en diferentes posiciones. Soy hija de inmigrantes...
It's our favorite month of the year!
April 8, 2022
April is our favorite month - why?
Because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and also Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM). That allows us the space to involve our community with these incredibly important topics which affect so many people.
Of course, we are dedicated to raising awareness all year round, but this month it's official! We hope you will take part in a way that is meaningful to you, whether that's learning more about sexual violence and child abuse, encouraging your child to...
Prevention Education updates: 2021-2022 school year
January 4, 2022
Our Prevention team (clockwise from top left: Jessica Short, Lydia Turke, Nicole Irigoyen, and Diana Beltran).
Our Prevention team has been busy since school has started back in-person this fall! We hired two new educators to the team who have already been so active in our community.
Our elementary educator, Jessica, has made it to 81 different classrooms at 15 different...
Intern Spotlight: Emilia Gallegos Perez
December 1, 2021
Get to know our Community Engagement Program Intern, Emilia!
"One of my goals is to serve my community. I was born and raised in Monterey County, and for me, it is essential to serve and be part of my community. I learned about MCRCC months before my internship selection. One of the CSUMB staff members sent out an email about an...
Hooray for new volunteers :)
November 30, 2021
by Bianca Hernandez, Community Engagement Specialist
As winter is approaching, we have big news - we have new advocates at MCRCC. Hooray! And this cohort is one of the biggest ones we’ve had in awhile. We are so lucky to announce that we have 20 new volunteers ready to serve survivors in Monterey County!
These amazing volunteers have been giving us their time since September when they began their training to become certified Sexual Assault Counselors. These spectacular volunteers have attended 47 hours worth of training with in-depth...