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Maryland Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program

RCIS is hosting a training on July 26, 2018, in conjunction with Maryland Safe at Home.
This training is open to professionals who work directly with victims of sexual and domestic violence as well as human trafficking. See the link to the flyer below for RSVP information.

The Maryland Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is administered by the Office of the Secretary of State. For those who qualify, the ACP is a vital part of a victim’s safety plan that offers a substitute address while keeping their actual residential address out of public record. Our participants use the substitute address when interacting with state and local Maryland government agencies. The ACP offers a free, first-class mail forwarding service. Our main goal is to reduce the likelihood of their abuser locating them once they have fled to a shelter or safe location unknown to their abuser.


We desire to connect and establish working relationships with organizations in Maryland counties that support the needs of victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and stalking. To help clients apply to our program, advocates must receive application assistant training from our office. Application assistant training typically takes about an hour and is intended for experienced domestic violence and human trafficking advocates. The awareness portion of the training is well-suited for anyone who may encounter victims and ACP participants, including police, social services, etc.


Click here for a flyer/invitation with details for the upcoming training to be held at Carroll Nonprofit Center on July 26, 2018.

For more information about the Maryland Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program, please visit this website at http://sos.maryland.gov/ACP/Pages/default.aspx

40th Anniversary Open House Photos

Take a look at the photos taken at Rape Crisis’ 40th Anniversary Open House on June 20, 2018.


A Culinary Experience 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

CE NewSave The Date – October 8, 2018

Rape Crisis Intervention Service is seeking community sponsorships for its upcoming “A Culinary Experience” fundraising event. This year’s 19th Annual “A Culinary Experience” will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Martin’s Westminster.  A Culinary Experience is an entertainment filled evening, complete with delicious offerings from hand-selected local restaurants and bakeries, an irresistible silent auction, and raffles.

5 Star Sponsor – $5,000

  • 10 complimentary tickets
  • Centerfold ad in program book (8″h x 9.5″w)
  • Recognition during the event

Click here to be a 5-Star Sponsor

4 Star Sponsor – $2,500

  • Six (6) complimentary tickets
  • Cover ad (B&W inside front, B&W inside back, or color outside back) in program book (8″h x 4.75″w)
  • Recognition during the event

Click here to be a 4-Star Sponsor

3 Star Sponsor – $1,500

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets
  • Full-page ad in program book (B&W 8″h x 4 3/4″w)
  • Recognition during the event

Click here to be a 3-Star Sponsor

2 Star Sponsor – $1,000

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets
  • Half-page ad in program book (B&W 4″h x 4 3/4″w)
  • Recognition during the event

Click here for a 2-Star Sponsorship

Click here for A Culinary Experience 2018 Sponsorship package or chose a sponsorship level and checkout securely with Authorize.net above. Sponsorship deadline is August 31, 2018.


$50.00 Business Card Ads are also available to purchase.  Click here to purchase a Business Card Ad

Nonprofit View: It’s time to step up against sexual assault

One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). In Maryland, 1 in 8 women will be raped in their lifetime.  An estimated 1,773,000 women in Maryland are victims of sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime.  Additionally, an estimated 441,000 men in Maryland have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime, according to the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  Sexual violence, including rape, is under-reported, so these statistics represent a fraction of actual incidences.

For the last 40 years, Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County has served the community with both educational and victim services.  For the last 10 years, RCIS has held our annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes men’s walk, during sexual assault awareness month, every April.

Click here to read the entire article which appeared in the Carroll County Times, on March 25, 2018, and was written by Amanda Greenwood, Outreach Specialist.

2017 Annual Giving Campaign

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County is very grateful for all of our generous supporters. Between July 2016 and June 2017 we served 257 clients that were new to our agency. We also answered close to 300 hotline calls and processed close to 1,295 units of service. With that in mind, we are asking you to consider participating in our annual appeal. Your generosity continues to allow RCIS to provide to those in need of our services.  Thank you for your continued support.

Donations can be made through the “Make A Donation” button at the top of this webpage, the button below or by mailing donations to 224 N. Center Street, Room 102, Westminster, MD 21157.


Click here to view the 2017 Annual Giving Newsletter

Click here to view the Annual Giving Remittance Envelope for giving options

Thank you to our A Culinary Experience Sponsors!

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors of A Culinary Experience, we couldn’t do this without your support.



Quantum Internet Service




Carroll Hospital
Martin’s Westminster




Carroll County Times
M&T Bank




Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.
Carroll Community College
Farmers & Merchants Bank
OCS Printing
Ridge Engineering




Carroll Occupational Health
Gary & Dena Bauer
Lehigh Hanson
Standard Delivery Combo

Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to help those affected by trauma? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life?

Volunteer for Rape Crisis Intervention Service!

The hotline volunteer is someone who can provide emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence. Responsibilities include talking to hotline callers, accompaniments to police or hospital if needed, and follow-up. Volunteers assist with hotline coverage primarily in the evening, on weekends and holidays.

Requirements: Applicants must complete a free 10-hour training program provided by Rape Crisis, and pass a criminal background check. Continuing education and supervision are provided at hotline volunteer meetings and additional training opportunities. (Related experience or training cannot be substituted for training program.) Minimum age for hotline volunteers is 18 years of age.
Applicants must posses a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable insured motor vehicle.

To Apply: Contact our Hotline Services Coordinator at 410-857-0900. Call today!

6th Annual Community Engagement Lunch and Showcase

April 21, 2016

McDaniel College students and faculty were recognized at the 6th annual Community Engagement Lunch and Showcase organized by the Center for Experience and Opportunity on April 21.  Among those students, was one of our interns who had to make a poster/presentation outlining her internship experience with RCIS.  Way to go Delaney!

Rape Crisis CEO, Janice Kispert and Intern Delaney Firer

Rape Crisis CEO, Janice Kispert and Intern Delaney Firer




Non-Profits Working Together

Spreading cheer at what can be a difficult time of year. Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County hotline volunteers and staff gathered donations for Family & Children’s Services Safe House.