Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) provides free counseling and other support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. We also offer prevention education programs and professional training in order to eliminate sexual violence through education and advocacy.
Our Mission *
Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1978 to provide counseling and support services to people in the community hurt by sexual violence and to eliminate sexual violence in Carroll County through education and advocacy.
Who Are We? *
Rape Crisis is a private, non-profit agency with its own Board of Trustees. Services are provided free of charge. We ask people who take advantage of counseling services to help by making a personal donation when possible, but it is not required.
Funding sources which help make it possible for us to provide free services include local, state and federal governments, United Way, private donations and agency fundraising projects.
We are registered with the Maryland Secretary of State as a non-profit 501(c)(3), organization. Our registration number is 666. (Visit the How You Can Help section of this website for additional information on this topic.)
For nearly 40 years, Rape Crisis has been providing treatment services and education programs to the Carroll County, Maryland community.
Board of Trustees *
President – Pamela Zappardino
Vice President – Norma Jean Swam
Treasurer – Thomas Long
Secretary – Emily Bollinger Miller
Sheriff James T. DeWees
Staff Members *
Janice A. Kispert, CEO
Kelsey Christensen, Community Educator
Susan Glore, LCPC, Agency Therapist
Amanda Greenwood, Outreach Specialist
Shawn Trout, Hotline Services Coordinator
Barbara Werner, Office Administrator
Eunice Wooten, Crisis Intervention Specialist