What is your name, title, and how long have you been with your organization? Abigail Marsh, Esq., Executive Director, 3 years (1 as ED)
Why are you a member of MCASA? MCASA is an invaluable support for rape crisis centers, providing resources, training and much needed legislative assistance. Life Crisis Center has directly benefited from their expertise on the issues and appreciates their relentless dedication in advocating on a state-wide basis on behalf of victims and survivors of sexual assault, as well as for the rape crisis centers.
Tell us about your organization’s current prevention activities: In April, we host a variety of events to support Sexual Assault Awareness month and we have a host of activities going on addressing bystander intervention and healthy relationships which impact victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
What are some recent events you would like to tell us about? Any upcoming events?: In addition to the variety of presentations, trainings and outreach we completed in October, we also had our biggest fundraiser of the year: LCC Howl-o-ween "Costumes and Cocktails" on October 26th from 6-9 pm at Seacrets in Ocean City.
One of MCASA’s top priorities is to advocate for additional funding for rape crisis centers. In 2017, the General Assembly passed the Sexual Assault Victims Resources Act of 2017, which provides dedicated and increased funds for rape crisis centers. What does the Life Crisis Center hope to do with this funding? This long over-due funding permits LCC to increase the depth and breadth of services offered to victims of sexual assault.