Since 1975, the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center has assisted victims,
their families and friends will the impact of sexual assault. Dr. Becky Cannon who remained the center's only director for 31 years till
her death in early 2006. We at LRCC continue Becky's efforts to offer
victims support and guidance in difficult times.
The Lubbock Rape Crisis Center was supported by a criminal
Justice Division, Office of the Governor, crime prevention grant from March of
1975 through February of 1978. Since March of 1978, the Center has been
financially supported by the Lubbock Area United Way, the Sexual Assault
Prevention and Crisis Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General,
the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor and private
- 38 cases in July
- Welcome to Valerie Burelsmith-Conner, LBSW is
the new Youth Educator and Volunteer Coordinator. Valerie has been involved
with non-profit and correctional mental health facilities. In addition, she
has volunteered with LRCC and other local organization. With her degree in
Social Work from Lubbock Christian, she looks forward to her position
educating youth (k-graduate school) and working with volunteers. Please give
a big LRCC welcome to Valerie!
- CONGRATULATIONS! Tanya Bujnosek has been named
- In addition, two part-time Case Workers have
been hired to assist on weekends.
- The center will receive its first
"face-lift" in 20 yrs. and looks great. Come by to see the changes. Don't forget
to check out the fancy paint job in Kim's and Tanya's offices. Rumor is that
Serena will be next in line for a "feather" treatment.
- The summer Training class graduated ten
(10) new volunteers. WELCOME! (Next class in OCT)
- June was a busy month, there were 34
- Kim Stark, LMSW was appointed Executive Director
by the LRCC Board of Directors. Kim brings considerable knowledge and experience
from years in both profit and nonprofit agencies. She earned her BSW from Texas
Tech and MSW from University of Texas at Austin. With her proven track record of
securing grants, Kim will help open a new era for LRCC. Please join all of us in
welcoming Kim Stark.