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Spotlight on Staff - Jesi Smith

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:09 -- Anna

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.

Abuse & Violence in the Media

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:16 -- Anna

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.

2014 - A Year in Review

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:15 -- Anna

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. 

1st Annual Auction Recap

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:23 -- Anna

The Lakes Crisis & Resource Center recently hosted the first of what is intended to be an annual event – an Old Fashion Charity Auction to raise funds to support the programs and services provided by LCRC and Mary’s Place Shelter.                            

“The tunnels don’t get much blacker than they did for me!”

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:52 -- Anna

The sexual abuse began when she was six years old, but she lived to tell her story …

She was thrown down a stairway by her first husband who tried to abort her pregnancy, but she lived to tell her story …

She battled cancer at ages 21 and 29, but she lived to tell her story …

She sought love in all the wrong places and only found meth and brutal abuse, but she lived to tell her story …

He beat her and left her for dead in a gun cabinet for three days, but she lived to tell her story …