Save the date for the 2nd Annual Lakes Area Auction benefitting the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center on Thursday evening, August 13th. The event will again take place at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes with the professional leadership of Bachmann Auctioneers.
Each quarter we highlight an LCRC Staff Member. This quarter, get to know Leona Ulrich!
What is your title at LCRC? Program Director for Crime Victims Services
Mark your calendar and join us on Friday, April 10th at the Holiday Inn for LCRC’s 25th Annual Banquet & Auction! The banquet committee has been hard at work curating auction items (let us know if you have an item to donate!) and planning the games and entertainment for the evening.
“The Lakes Crisis Center never gave up on me,” emphasized a successful Minnesota professional.
We’ll call her “Tina” for privacy purposes.
Each quarter we highlight an LCRC Staff Member. This quarter, get to know Jesi Smith.
What is your role at LCRC? Positive Connections Program Dir.
What does that entail? I oversee the visitation center. My job duties range from scheduling visitation/exchanges, invoices/billing, supervising visitation/exchanges.
A word from the Executive Director:
It seems as though every time you turn on a television you hear about abuse, violence, and crimes being committed.
Whether it is Adrian Peterson and his physical punishment of a four year old child or Ray Rice knocking out his fiancé in an elevator, domestic violence and child abuse are certainly not limited to the professional game of football. It is clear there are some unsettling trends and statistics coming out of this media attention.
As we near the end of 2014 and reflect on the past year, we think of all the men, women, and children we have been able to serve, the intervention to crisis we’ve provided, and the safety and hope that has been fostered for families in need. Without the support and generosity of compassionate individuals and businesses in our community and surrounding area, we would not have been able to accomplish our mission. There are numerous outreach opportunities, community events, and fundraisers we participated in and hosted throughout the year as well.