Community Crisis Services is honored to welcome Julie Forker as our new Board President. Julie has been a long serving member of the Board, previously acting as Secretary and Vice President. Julie steps into the shoes of outgoing President Denise Parker. Pictured, President Julie Forker (left) and outgoing President Denise Parker (right) and the ceremonial passing of the gavel.
Community Crisis Services Inc., Metro DC Chapter of PFLAG and Wolf Pack Theatre Company are partnering to bring to the stage for one night only a staged reading of the DC Metro Theatre Arts Honoree*
by William Leary
Featuring original cast members Lauren Giglio (Janet), Carol V. Calhoun (Emma), Sarah K. Scott (Kelli), Kelly Richards (Pastor Diana), Alie Kamara (Kyle) and CCSI Executive Director Timothy R. Jansen (Steven) ‘Masquerade’ is the story of one family as they gather to determine final arrangements for their son, brother, grandson and parishoner Kevin who has recently taken his own life.
Secrets are revealed and loyalties questioned as each looks at their own possible culpability and what they may have done to prevent the senseless death.
This one night only staged reading will be held at:
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier MD 20712
Tickets may be purchased at:
Ticket price includes preshow reception, staged reading and post show Q&A with cast and an invited panel.
*Best Director-William Leary
*Best Supporting Actress (2) Kelly Richards and Carol V. Calhoun
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Stop the Silence
Prince George’s County and 2-1-1 Maryland
join in the fight against Domestic Violence
Tim Jansen, Executive Director, Community Crisis Services, Inc. Prince George’s County officials recently partnered with Community Crisis Services, Inc. who answers 2-1-1 for Prince George’s County and surrounding counties. Together they have launched a campaign where victims of domestic violence can call to get confidential help. This initiative is designed to help reduce domestic violence in Prince George’s. “All of this is to try and prevent domestic violence and stop the silence,” County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) said. The campaign brings the state’s attorney’s office, social service agencies, the sheriff’s department and the police department together to focus on reducing domestic violence. One of the largest obstacles in the reduction of domestic violence is that many women keep silent about their abuse. Others don’t know where to turn for help, Baker said. 44 homicides occurred in the county, at the time of the October press conference, and nine were related to domestic violence, said Prince George’s Police Chief Mark Magaw. During the past two years the Sheriff’s Department. responded to 10,000 domestic violence calls, Sheriff Melvin High said. County Officials feel that with the addition of 211, victims will speak up and ask for help and “stop the silence.”
CCSI compassionately provides around the clock, nonjudgmental and comprehensive responses to individual and community needs.
Our vision is to provide comprehensive crisis services that are efficient, accessible, responsive, and fully integrated into the community.