Victim Advocates Hired for Rape Crisis Center
Melissa Cardoso of Ridgely has been hired as a Bilingual Victim Advocate. Cardoso previously worked as a community outreach worker at the State of Maryland Department of Health in Caroline County. Prior positions have included working as an information specialist at Suburban Hospital and as a lead health unit coordinator at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.
Royshonda Boulden of Easton has been hired as a Victim Advocate. Boulden has worked at the Chesapeake Center as a house counselor and as a safety companion at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Prior to that, she worked as a family support worker for Dorchester County Health Department. She holds an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences from Chesapeake College.
According to Stella Lee Coulbourne, Director of Sexual Assault Programming at For All Seasons, “We are thrilled to have these new staff members on board to help us address the increased volume of cases we are serving in the Rape Crisis Center. They bring important community service experience and will enable us to continue to grow our services on the Mid Shore.”
For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center offers certified sexual assault victim advocates; counseling and support groups, free and confidential services in English and Spanish, support in the hospital, police department, and court, and referrals to social and legal services. The For All Seasons English Hotline is 1-800-310-RAPE (7273) and Spanish Hotline is 410-829-6143.
For further information about the For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center, call 410-822-1018.
Pictured back row, left to right are For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center staff Ivy Garcia, Director of Victim Services of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Programs; Alberto Ardaya, Interpreter; Stella Lee Coulbourne, Director of Sexual Assault Programming of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Programs, and Katharine Petzold, For All Seasons Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator. Pictured front row, left to right are For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center staff Melissa Cardoso, Bilingual Victim Advocate; Mayra Torres, Bilingual Victim Advocate; and Royshonda Boulden, Victim Advocate.