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.
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!
SAVE THE DATE! October 9, 2017
See you next year!
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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!
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.
Over 350 people came to Martin’s Westminster on October 12th, to enjoy food provided by 22 local restaurants, silent and live auctions, basket and balloon raffles and live music. During the evening, we asked the attendees to cast their votes for the restaurants in the following categories:
Favorite Non-Seafood Dish
Favorite Seafood Dish
Most Unique Dish
And the winners are:
Best Decorations – Fratelli’s Hampstead
Favorite Non-Seafood Dish – Blue Bistro & Catering
Favorite Seafood Dish – Fratelli’s Hampstead
Favorite Dessert – Snickerdoodles Bakery & Coffee House
Most Unique Dish – Blue Bistro & Catering
Overall Favorite – Fratelli’s Hampstead
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of the restaurants who participated!