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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PRESS ROOM


CRMC’s RISE PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW MANAGER, ANNOUNCES OPEN HOUSE - 04/05/2012

Open house slated for April 25 from 2 to 6 p.m.

 

April 5, 2012 - Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has announced the appointment of Sarah Dittmar as its new Program Manager for the Rape Intervention Services & Education (RISE) program of Sullivan County.

 

To welcome Dittmar and raise awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, RISE will hold an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. The open house will provide community members, potential RISE volunteers and anyone interested RISE’s services the opportunity to meet Dittmar and staff, visit RISE’s office and enjoy light refreshments. The RISE office is located on the 4th floor of CRMC’s main Harris campus.

 

Dittmar has worked in the human services field for more than 10 years, and is familiar with the RISE program after having two internships with RISE and CRMC’s Psychiatric Unit, as well as being a RISE volunteer for the past three years. Prior to her appointment, Sarah was a Senior Caseworker for Sullivan County Department of Family Services. Dittmar holds a master’s degree from Adelphi University and is a licensed social worker.

 

RISE advocates for anyone who is or has been a survivor of sexual abuse. Founded in 1987, RISE provides an array of services to survivors of sexual abuse and offers prevention education, advocacy and assistance to survivors, and accompanies them to the hospital, police or district attorney after an incident. RISE also offers confidential individual, family or couples counseling as well as support groups and professional training sessions. The program maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline number, which is 845-791-9595. The RISE program is funded by grants, in part provided by the Sullivan County Rural Health Network.

 

For more information about RISE, contact Sarah Dittmar at 845-794-3300 ext. 2442 or visit the RISE page at www.crmcny.org