A dose of good news from our staff
May 28, 2020
We asked our staff to share highlights from work lately. Here are some things that have been keeping us inspired:
A memorable presentation I will not forget
May 20, 2020
It’s now been about two months of stay-at-home orders. Time to check in with ourselves and see what’s working well in our daily lives, and what could work better for us. It’s time to evaluate our stress levels and make sure we’re taking care of our minds, bodies, and spirits. Our team...
We call it our Helpline.
May 18, 2020
by Erin Ortiz, Community Engagement Specialist
What’s in a name? Sometimes, a lot. What we decide to call something matters. Naming our 24-hour hotline a “helpline” vs. a “crisis line” could make the difference between someone feeling comfortable enough to call for assistance, or not. In light of this, we have recently decided to change the name of what we formerly called our “crisis line.” It’s now called our helpline.
It’s a small yet significant change of wording, and we want you to know that nothing else about...
Resources here to help during the COVID-19 crisis
Updated May 15, 2020 (original post March 27, 2020)
Update: There are emergency funds available for undocumented Californians. Here is the link for those living in Monterey County. Applications open Monday, May 18.
We want you to have access to information about resources that are available...
Our Communal Grief Gives us a Shared Path Forward
May 7, 2020
by Deborah Pembrook, Human Trafficking Outreach Manager
So many in our community are experiencing loss. This can be economic, such as the loss of hours, jobs and whole businesses. It can be the loss of routine and...
Our amazing volunteer Advocates!
(pictured above: our Spring 2018 Advocate cohort)
May 6, 2020
by Amber Wasson, Crisis Intervention Services Manager
I would like to take...
May 4, 2020...
So, what's with the denim?
April 30, 2020
by Robyn Guzik, Community Engagement Specialist
Show up for survivors of abuse on #GivingTuesdayNow
#GivingTuesdayNow is global, and it’s on May 5, 2020. Add it to your calendar now!
We’re asking YOU to show up for survivors. ...
I Believe You
April 23, 2020
by Diana Valle, MCRCC Advocate
Click to view "I Believe You" video message to survivors.
I just moved to Monterey from San Diego 8 months ago, after I graduated from my Master's program and I acquired my very first professional job at CSU Monterey Bay.
While in grad school, I worked for UC San Diego's campus sexual assault resource center. They have a campaign where they promote the phrase, "Violence does not equal love in any...