Our 2023 Annual Report is Here!
Read about all the incredible work that MECASA staff have been up to in the last year - and if this work inspires you, consider supporting us with a donation or monthly commitment.
Increasing the Accessibility of Services
True accessibility isn’t just about opening a door – sometimes it is about bringing the door to the person that needs it. It’s also about what’s on the other side of that door.
Supporting every survivor means meeting them where they are. Our trainings and technical assistance for sexual assault support centers help advocates do just that, by making sure they can provide services that are culturally-appropriate, sensitive, flexible, and appropriate for every person who reaches out.
Expanding Paths to Justice and Healing
“Justice” and “healing” mean different things to different people. Our job at MECASA isn’t to decide what justice and healing should look like, but instead to make sure that every survivor has the opportunity to pursue justice as they see it and to access services to help them thrive.
Cultivating Sustainable Workplaces
The work of preventing and responding to sexual violence can be overwhelming. Long hours, low pay, and vicarious trauma have an impact on the advocates who support survivors – and employee turnover can make it difficult to provide the kind of consistent and expert support that survivors deserve.
At MECASA, we work every day with state government, community foundations, and other funders to make sure that policies are implemented that provide long-term financial commitments to sexual assault services, and we work with member centers to provide training and technical assistance that promote healthy and supportive work environments.
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