Press opportunity: Members of the media are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the 15th anniversary of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). A short program at our Enola offices will begin at 6 p.m. and include comments from Pennsylvania Physician’s General Rachel Levine, National Football League Social Responsibility Director Clare Graff, PCAR CEO Delilah Rumburg, PCAR Board President Mary Phan-Gruber and NSVRC Advisory Council Chair Grace Mattern.
Date: July 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: 123 North Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025
Day-of Point of Contact: Kristen Houser, PCAR Chief Officer of Public Affairs
About PCAR: Founded in 1975, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims and works to end sexual violence. PCAR partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PCAR is the oldest rape crisis coalition in the country, PCAR is a leader both in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation, assuring communities have access to quality victim services, resources to help prevent sexual violence and advocating for public policies that protect victim rights, fund services and promote community safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized our leadership abilities when it selected PCAR to found the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) in 2000. Both PCAR and NSVRC are located in Enola.
About NSVRC: The NSVRC, founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is marking its 15th anniversary. The center leads the U.S. in providing professional support to local and state anti-sexual violence organizations. The NSVRC collaborates with partners nationwide to create research-based resources that focus on how to prevent and respond to sexual violence. The organization has the nation’s largest library of resources on sexual violence and prevention. To learn more, go to www.nsvrc.org. In 2014, the NFL selected NSVRC to distribute funds to support access to sexual assault hotlines across the country. Since then, we have forged an exciting multi-year partnership with the NFL to invest in strategies to prevent and respond to sexual violence. With their help, NSVRC will administer grants to support services to victims and families, expand access to effective prevention programs and enhance the nation’s understanding of sexual assault, and most importantly, how it can be prevented. To learn more, go to www.nsvrc.org.