Maegan Boyce, SMRC Advocate

Maegan Boyce, SMRC Advocate

[ click to hear the interview with Maegan Boyce]

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Maegan and Peaks
co-worker Zabe James

The San Miguel Resource Center is a small nonprofit with only five employees, yet it provides a menu of services of  that includes:

Short-term counseling
Follow-up contact
Support group treatment
Emergency shelter/safehouse
Information and referral
Criminal justice system support
Personal and legal advocacy
Emergency financial assistance
Emergency housing assistance
Safety planning 
Children’s art alchemy

How does such a small nonprofit offer so much service to so many? The answer is simple: the SMRC does not see itself as small. Over 50 Crisis Line Advocates provide direct services to clients and referrals. The word-of-mouth buzz provided by these invisible crusaders plays a large part in the SMRC effectiveness.

Maegan Boyce is an advocate. Click the “play” button to listen to her podcast and hear her reasons for making the commitment and how she was trained.

How YOU can support the SMRC

This week, Cashsavers at Clark’s will be donated to the SMRC. Save your cashsavers and stuff the box at Clark’s during this week leading up to the Fling.

“Compassion Through Action: A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop” with Alanna Kaivalya, the JivaDiva, is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ( primarily Kirtan) and Saturday, February 7, 9 – 11 a.m.,(asana, meditation and kirtan). Not only does the theme reinforce SMRC’s underlying message, compassion for those less fortunate, a percent of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the SMRC.

Attend the Fling on Saturday night, February 7 at the Telluride Conference Center in the Mountain Village. Fully 1/3 of the organization’s budget comes from the evening’s proceeds and the generosity of the special contributors who also attend or simply send in their donations. These funds are not restricted, so the SMRC can direct them to prevention education and outreach initiatives vital to eclipsing the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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