Rockford Sexual Assault Center
     Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling is a group of caring professionals who provide 24-hour counseling for victims of sexual assault and abuse in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties. All counselors and volunteers have received special training in working with victims and their families.
     Two women from UIC who felt it was wrong to have sexual assault victims enter the emergency room without the provision of support and information started Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling (RSAC) in 1977. With funding from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) beginning in 1982 and Rockford United Way beginning in 1984, RSAC has grown into a professional and volunteer nonprofit agency that serves Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties. Thirteen professional staff and thirty volunteers provide the five key services to survivors and significant others.
     Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc. (RSAC) responds to the needs of victims of sexual assault/ abuse and their families/significant others through emergency services, emotional support, counseling, referral, advocacy, and education, and promotes awareness and understanding of sexual assault. The focus of RSAC is to provide services to survivors of sexual assault/abuse and to educate the community to reduce the risk of sexual violence.
     Maureen Mostacci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker receiving her degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana and the Director of Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling. She has worked with Rockford Sexual Counseling for 25 years serving as Director since 1996. Maureen provides direct services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse as well as Professional Training and Prevention Education.  She has held several positions in the Statewide organization including Convener and Program Committee Chair.  Maureen is a member of the Institutional Review Board at the UIC School of Medicine at Rockford and a Board member of the Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.
     This is a timely program given all of the attention being given to domestic violence in our area and basically all over the country.  This will be an opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member.  We hope to have a suitable host to introduce our presenter.