Central Coast Voices: Why are RISE and Stand Strong merging?⁠

Jul 15, 2021

Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, and stalking are serious public health problems that affect millions of people in the U.S. every year. To better support those ⁠affected by these acts of violence, RISE and Stand Strong, San Luis Obispo County’s two most trusted organizations dedicated to ending sexual assault and intimate partner violence, have merged into one larger, stronger alliance. This alliance will provide more comprehensive, inclusive services to those in our community who have experienced gender-based violence.

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests with Lumina Alliance, the new organization born out of the merger of Stand Strong and RISE SLO, Jennifer Adams, CEO, Jane Pomeroy, CPO, and Karen Borges, COO. They will discuss their recent organizational merger, and how the merger will allow for a consolidation of administrative activities and reallocation of resources to offer streamlined services to better serve survivors and their families throughout San Luis Obispo County.⁠

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Broadcast date: 7/15/21

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.