January news & updates


National Stalking Awareness MonthLearn More

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention MonthLearn More

Gather & Grow

Healthy relationships class beginning January 25th. Dinner and childcare provided | Contact us to participate

KWRCC Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, January 30 at 6pm Guests Are Welcome | Contact Us to attend

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Stalking Can Be Dangerous

from SPARC

While every case is different, people who stalk can be very dangerous. Stalkers may threaten, attack, sexually assault, and/or even kill their victims.

Unfortunately, there is no single psychological or behavioral profile that predicts what stalkers will or will not do. Stalkers’ behaviors can escalate from more indirect ways of making contact (like phone calls or texts) to more direct contact (like delivering gifts or showing up where you are).

Many victims struggle with how to respond to their stalkers. Some victims try reasoning with their stalkers to placate them, hoping that “being nice” will make it stop. Many victims minimize their experiences of being stalked, telling themselves “it’s not that bad.” Still others may confront or threaten the stalker or try to “fight back.”

While victims cannot control the stalking behavior, they should feel empowered to take steps to keep themselves, their families, and their loved ones safe.

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What Is Human Trafficking?

from Hope for Justice

Human trafficking is a crime where one person exploits another for labor, services, or commercial sex, using force, fraud, or coercion (or where the person induced is under 18 years of age, in the case of a commercial sex act under U.S. law).

The crime also includes the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining a human being for these purposes and in these ways. Human trafficking is included under the umbrella term ‘modern-day slavery’, where victims cannot leave a situation of exploitation and are controlled by threats, punishment, violence, coercion or deception.

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KWRCC Board of Directors

President: Heidi Barret-McNerney

Vice President: Cassie Keplinger

Treasurer: Helen Shepard

Secretary: Jessica Rauwolf

Board Member: Amanda Becker

Board Member: Debbie Olson

Board Member: Selida Guitron-Padilla

Board Member: Colby Perez


Executive Director: Rebecca Shields

SART & Shelter Coordinator: Penny Lampl

Case Management: Melissa Austin

Outreach Coordinator: Ellamy Tiller

Advocate: Jo-Ann Abalanza

Advocate: Pinky Cruz

Advocate: Kimberly Dolph

Advocate: Debbie Eggemeyer

Advocate: Skyler Gertz

Advocate: Lisa Johnson

Advocate: Abigail Rudger

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