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MCRCC 2021 Annual Report

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2021 Annual Report The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center MCRCC is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide ongoing advocacy support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault human trafficking and child abuse and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education mtryrapecrisis org 831 373 3955

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2021 Annual Report Dear Community Supporter If 2020 was a year of transition 2021 was a year of learning how to adjust cope and integrate the changes that the previous year brought This is true of the survivors and significant others MCRCC serves and for our staff who support survivors and significant others through the collective trauma of the global COVID 19 pandemic This is evident in the increase in the number of individual counseling sessions provided to MCRCC clients in 2021 In 2020 MCRCC provided about 17 individual counseling sessions per client and in 2021 that number increased to 30 sessions per client MCRCC s Crisis Intervention Team provided 15 more services in 2021 than in 2020 It was with consideration for MCRCC clients and staff that we began looking for a new ADA compliant office space in Salinas with renewed passion We found our perfect forever home in downtown Salinas at the end of 2021 We will be welcoming clients and community partners to our new space very soon I want to express my deepest gratitude to MCRCC staff volunteers and board members for dedicating a significant part of their lives to the fulfillment of our mission MCRCC clients students and community for trusting MCRCC to do our important work and to MCRCC funders and donors for ensuring that our work continues well into the future Sincerely Lauren DaSilva Executive Director Executive Director Lauren and Deputy Director Robyn just after receiving keys to MCRCC s future forever home of the Salinas office

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2021 Annual Report 03 Who we are MCRCC is able to serve the Monterey County community because of a dedicated team of staff Board of Directors volunteer Sexual Assault Counselors collaborative partners and supporters 23 STAFF MEMBERS 11 BOARD MEMBERS 53 ACTIVE VOLUNTEER SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELORS In 2021 19 new volunteers graduated from our spring training 5 graduated in the summer and another 16 new volunteers graduated in the fall

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2021 Annual Report Crisis Intervention The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center offers a variety of confidential support services 1 205 SURVIVORS AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS RECEIVED 4 566 CRISIS INTERVENTION ADVOCACY AND ACCOMPANIMENT SERVICES New helpline technology In May 2021 MCRCC transitioned to a new helpline software The automated helpline software Allows callers to select English or Spanish Reduces call wait times Continues to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of callers Generates instant reports Allows for instant schedule changes for the staff and volunteers who cover the line Identifies call trends Aids in burn out prevention Increases the safety of staff and volunteers with prank caller protocols

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2021 Annual Report 05 How old are MCRCC clients receiving crisis intervention services 13 17 years old 17 3 0 12 years old 18 7 18 24 years old 8 age not reported 32 5 25 59 years old 21 4 60 and older 2 We are not always able to determine client age particularly on our 24 hour anonymous and confidential helpline where to respect client privacy our staff and volunteers would not request this information Types of Services Information Referral Personal Advocacy Accompaniment Crisis Intervention Criminal Civil Justice Advocacy Accompaniment Follow up Other 0 500 1 000 1 500 2 000 2 500

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2021 Annual Report Therapy Services The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center offers trauma informed therapy for adults and children using evidence based modalities 219 SURVIVORS AND SIGNIFICANT 7 138 INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AND SUPPORT GROUP OTHERS RECEIVED SESSIONS Self reported gender identity of therapy clients Male 16 Female 84

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2021 Annual Report 07 Therapy Highlights Here is a glimpse of what our clients and clinicians see when they join a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform for online therapy appointments Therapy is free of charge for all clients 5 of our 10 therapists are bicultural and English Spanish bilingual

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2021 Annual Report Prevention Education The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center facilitates a variety of age appropriate presentations educational workshops and leadership groups for K 12th grade youth 2020 2021 school year THROUGH VIRTUAL SERVICES OUR PREVENTION EDUCATORS REACHED 1 051 FIRST GRADERS 80 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN WEEKLY PREVENTION CLUBS 826 THIRD GRADERS 843 SIXTH GRADERS

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2021 Annual Report 09 Youth art contest What does safety mean to you During Child Abuse Prevention Month April the Prevention Education Team hosted an online art contest for kindergarten through 12th grade youth The theme was What does safety mean to you Here are some of the winning entries Luciano C Carmel River Elementary Artwork Superheroes Wear Masks Artist statement I feel safe wearing a mask and want my friends to feel safe too Bryce C school Ana B Seaside High School undisclosed Artwork Safety For The Children of Artwork Stuffy The World Wow Wow Artist statement Child abuse is serious It affects many children in a Artist statement My stuffy significant way and it affects their Wow Wow future as well If we can fully prevent makes me feel child abuse I believe the whole world safe wherever I would be a better place Those am children will not have to go through horrid things and in the future they ll have a chance for a better mindset All the children of the world are precious and worth it They are the future and they have value

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2021 Annual Report Community Engagement MCRCC s Community Engagement Team leads outreach community trainings events and fundraising We delivered 101 PRESENTATIONS TO 3 909 COMMUNITY MEMBERS PROFESSIONALS COLLEGE STUDENTS AND FACULTY Sexual Assault Awareness Month SAAM in April One of our favorite days of SAAM each year is worldwide Denim Day pictured above when we engage our community in wearing denim to take a stand against victim blaming

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2021 Annual Report 11 Events and Supporters Together with Love Run the virtual edition MCRCC s 36th annual Together with Love 5 10K Run and Walk was a virtual event held in February 2021 Participants had two weeks to complete their race individually using an app called RaceJoy and upload their results 411 participants and six sponsors together raised 22 000 to support our mission and services These photos were submitted by participants in the TWL photo contest Monterey County Gives and Friendraiser A Journey Through the Movement MCRCC s 8th annual Fall Friendraiser took the form of a virtual luncheon to reflect with our community about our agency s role in the movement to end sexual violence Combined with the concurrent Monterey County Gives campaign which ran from November 11 through December 31 over 200 donors gave 67 005 to support our mission and services

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2021 Annual Report Special Populations MCRCC provides specialized services to survivors and significant others from three specific populations Students faculty and staff at California State University Monterey Bay CSUMB Survivors of sexual violence who are incarcerated Survivors of human trafficking If you would like more information about campus PREA or human trafficking specific outreach and awareness presentations please email Community Engagement Director Erin McLaughlin Ortiz at erin mtryrapecrisis org Campus MCRCC and CSUMB collaborate to ensure that students faculty and staff are supported by a fulltime Campus Advocacy Program Manager Lorelei Ahlemeyer began as MCRCC s Campus Advocacy Program Manager at CSUMB in 2018 Lorelei earned the Advisor of The Year Award at CSUMB in the spring of 2021 The award is issued by the Multicultural Greek Council and is given to an advisor whom students nominate for being supportive and involved in their organizations In 2021 MCRCC facilitated 49 outreach and awareness presentations and events on campus and provided 65 CSUMB survivors and significant others with 631 crisis intervention advocacy accompaniment and counseling services Campus Advocacy Manager Lorelei Ahlemeyer

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2021 Annual Report 13 PREA MCRCC recognizes that sexual violence within incarceration is a nationwide epidemic There are a number of detention facilities in Monterey County including the California Training Facility Salinas Valley State Prison the Monterey County Jail Monterey County Juvenile and the Monterey County Youth Detention Center MCRCC has a dedicated Prison Rape Elimination Act PREA Program Manager Carl Mucha who provides crisis intervention advocacy and accompaniment services via letter writing correspondence phone calls and in person support to incarcerated survivors in Monterey County and throughout the state as people within the California PREA Program Manager Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections system are often moved from facility to facility for the duration of their Carl Mucha sentence In 2021 MCRCC provided 72 survivors experiencing incarceration and significant others with 578 services Human trafficking Survivors of human trafficking deserve empathy compassion and understanding All MCRCC staff are trained in providing services to human trafficking survivors MCRCC employs a full time Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist Rita Mora Rita provides both direct services to survivors and human trafficking specific trainings and presentations to the public student groups and service providing organizations In 2021 MCRCC facilitated 13 human trafficking outreach and awareness presentations and provided 28 human trafficking survivors and significant others with 111 crisis intervention advocacy accompaniment and counseling services Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist Rita Mora

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Thank you Volunteer Sexual Assault Counselors Your passion time energy and dedication to survivors in our community make all the difference Thank you Board Members for your continuous support guidance and advocacy for MCRCC s mission and vision Thank you sponsors and donors Your contributions improve the lives of the people we serve as well as ensure that our impact in the community grows Thank you community supporters for all the ways in which you engage with our agency to increase awareness about sexual violence child abuse and human trafficking Get involved at mtryrapecrisis org Business line 831 373 3955 Monterey County Rape Crisis Center P O Box 2630 Monterey CA 93942 24 hour Helpline 831 375 HELP