Family Crisis Resource Center Offers Resources for Students

The Family Crisis Resource Center (FCRC) is a community based, private, nonprofit organization with the goals of eliminating domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault and abuse. The FCRC has worked in collaboration with Frostburg State University for many years and can provide counseling, accompaniment services, legal support, and a variety of other services to students. Members of the FSU faculty, particularly the Brady Health Center team and office of Student and Educational Services, work with the FCRC to refer students to FCRC staff.  Director of Student Wellness April Baer, stated one simple, but valuable asset that the FCRC has to offer is “a phone number where a human being answers and genuinely cares.”

This semester the FCRC will be available on campus in the Lane University Center every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This will typically be located in LUC 111 but the specific room location will be posted to the information TV monitors in the LUC.  The easier accessibility of the FRCR is part of “continued efforts to improve our response to sexual assault” says Dean of Students, Jesse Ketterman. By bringing this organization on campus, the hope is to reach students that would have otherwise not been able to access these types of resources.

Sexual assault awareness and action to combat it has been on the rise in recent years. The university’s strengthening of its response to sexual assault comes at the heels of an incident last semester in which Frostburg State University alumna Jerica Bennett filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The university was and still is currently under investigation for a Title IX violation.


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