October 2013 Backyard Heroes

Callen Harty, Rape Crisis Center, OutReach, Wisconsin Coalition Against 10-13_CallenHarty_own_ webSexual Assault

Local playwright and activist Callen Harty worked with CSW member nonprofits Outreach, Rape Crisis Center, and Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault—along with other groups and individuals—to increase awareness about child sexual abuse.  Callen organized the very successful “Paths to Healing”conference—and he illustrated the great power that results when dedicated volunteers work with CSW’s committed nonprofit groups.

For more information about Rape Crisis Center, OutReach, or End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, visit www.danecountyrcc.org, www.lgbtoutreach.org, and www.wcadv.org.

Jessica Francar, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence10-13_JessicaFrancar_JU

Jessica Francar is a young bilingual volunteer who helps out regularly at UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence. An undergrad student in the UW School of Social Work, Jessica offers UNIDOS technical assistance and coordinates events.  More important, she works with children who are witnesses or victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

For more information about UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence or to volunteer, visit www.unidosagainstdv.org or call 608.256.9195.

Photo of Jessica provided by John Urban, The Urban Photo Company.