Young Missoula leaders step up to help victims of sexual assault
“They usually know the person who assaults them; in fact, more than 80 percent of the time it is a friend or family member,” said Mary Pat Hansen, Clinical Supervisor of First Step Resource Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. Hansen shared this information to the members of the Providence Montana Health Foundation Junior Board - some who were surprised to learn that sexual assault isn’t typically at the hands of a stranger, as the media often portrays.
First Step Resource Center provides medical evaluations, forensic interviews, mental health treatment, care coordination and referrals for child and adult victims of abuse or assault. The Junior Board selected the First Step Resource Center as the beneficiary of their ZooTown's Got Talent event held at Hellgate High School in December. The event has become well known, attracting impressive talent in the 14 to 18 year age range.
The Junior Board consists of sophomores, juniors and seniors from local area high schools who apply to serve on the Providence Montana Health Foundation Board. As a member, their objective is to learn how to effectively serve on a board and organize a successful event in support of a program of Providence St. Patrick Hospital.
About Providence Montana Health Foundation
Providence Montana Health Foundation provides resources in support of the compassionate and superior health care missions of Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson.
Fran Albrecht, Chief Philanthropy Officer
502 W Spruce St.
Missoula, MT 59802