Monday, March 1, 2010

Lisa Paladin Receives Recognition

You've all seen the well-deserved recognition given to CRCC Advocates Theresa Backman and Janet Boehler. Now we can add Lisa Paladin to the list of those in the media! Lisa was recognized at the Volunteer Recognition Event in November and the Parma Sun Post was so proud of their resident they ran the following story! You can also check it out here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Congratulations, Lisa! It's great to see all your hard work recognized!

VOLUNTEER HONORS — The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center recently honored Parma resident Lisa Paladin for her volunteer service with the center. She answers calls on its 24 hour crisis hotline, providing information and support to sexual assault survivors and those who support survivors.

Paladin received the "Dedication Award" because, the center says, she is dedicated to becoming the best advocate she can possibly be. She asks questions, seeks feedback and continually grows in her role as an advocate.

More than 100 volunteers at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center contributed the equivalent of eight full-time employees during 2009 and answered more than 3,000 calls on the hotline. Volunteers also participated in the center’s face-to-face advocacy program, meeting sexual assault survivors in hospital emergency rooms and police stations across the county at any hour of day or night.

"We simply could not reach as many people as we do without the incredible contributions of our volunteers," said Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Chief Executive Officer Megan O’Bryan.

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is dedicated to serving survivors of sexual violence and those who support them with free comprehensive healing and advocacy services, and to creating social change in the community through education, training, and activism. The 24 hour hotline is (216) 619-6192.

For more information about the center or volunteer opportunities, visit or call the business line at (216) 619-6194.

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