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Media: With #MeToo, an ‘Overwhelming Number’ of People Have Reached Out to BARCC

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Boston.com spoke with Gina Scaramella, BARCC's executive director, about the local impact of the #MeToo movement, the increased demand for services, and more. 

Excerpt: "Locally, the movement’s magnitude and influence has been evident for months at Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, where support services have been stretched thin with an 'overwhelming number of people reaching out' since the fall, according to BARCC’s executive director Gina Scaramella."

Read the full story, "With #MeToo, an ‘overwhelming number’ of people have reached out to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center," online at boston.com. 

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Jessica L. Atcheson
As BARCC’s marketing and communications manager, Jessica L. Atcheson leads strategies to advance BARCC’s mission and raise its organizational profile. She develops, implements, and evaluates strategic communications initiatives in a variety of online and offline channels.Prior to joining BARCC, Jessica served as the writer and editor at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights nonprofit. She began her career in nonprofit communications at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she worked as associate editor. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Hamilton College, studied at Oxford University, and served as a survivor advocate through the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. She volunteers at the Network/La Red, which works to end partner abuse and support LGBQ/T survivors.

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