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MECASA recognizes Page with Advancing the Mission Award

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault announced the recipients of the 2022 MECASA Awards – given annually to people and organizations whose work has had a significant statewide impact on the services and policies that support survivors of sexual violence in Maine.

 “We’re very pleased that Wendy Page, AMHC Sexual Assault Services Coordinator was among several recipients statewide who received the Advancing the Mission Award,” shared Julia Miller, AMHC program director for Prevention and Sexual Assault Services. The award is given to one or more individuals employed by a MECASA member center or member centers ‘who demonstrate an extraordinary and unwavering commitment to advancing the statewide mission of MECASA.’

 “Wendy participated with other MECASA members in developing and implementing a statewide, standardized advocate training along with a facilitator’s guide and updated advocate manual,” said Miller. “The materials took more than two years to finalize. We’re grateful to Wendy and the entire team for their efforts.”

The annual MECASA Awards are presented each April in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time when sexual assault providers around Maine raise awareness about the impacts of sexual violence on our communities and the services available to survivors. One in five people in Maine will experience sexual violence at some point in their lives.

 AMHC Sexual Assault Services Advocates support nearly 400 victims per year in Aroostook, Washington and Hancock counties. They can be reached by calling the 24-hour Sexual Assault Helpline at 1-800-871-7741. Text and chat is also available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The service is free and confidential. For more information, visit AMHC Sexual Assault Services at https://www.amhcsas.org/.

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