Shinece Carr Appointed Director of Volusia Rape Crisis Center

By: Volusia Rape Crisis Center
VRCC Director, Shinece Carr
VRCC Director, Shinece Carr
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - March 21, 2018 - PRLog -- Shinece Carr has been appointed Director of the Volusia Rape Crisis Center (VRCC). The announcement was made by Rhonda Harvey, Chief Operations Officer of Stewart-Marchman-Act (SMA), which offers the center and its programs.

"We are fortunate to have Shinece accept this position," said Harvey. "She brings extensive advocacy experience to VRCC and she is dedicated to providing a comforting environment where victims can speak safely about their experiences and gain access to the appropriate level of support to meet their needs."

Carr will be responsible for the daily operations of the sexual assault advocacy program's core services, including the 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy/accompaniment, community awareness, system coordination and linkage to therapy services. Responsibilities also include engaging our community in prevention efforts through conversations about sexual assault, its impact on children and families, and the community.

Carr was promoted from her role as a program supervisor for Healthy Start, a program operated by SMA. She has an extensive background in care coordination for high-risk individuals who have experienced problems with substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness. She is certified as a Domestic Abuse Education Trainer.

About the Volusia Rape Crisis Center
The Volusia Rape Crisis Center is certified as the primary rape crisis center for Volusia County. It specializes in advocacy, crisis intervention and trauma counseling and therapy for both adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual assault as a primary or secondary victim. Advocates at Stewart-Marchman-Act provide crisis intervention services, assist victims in understanding their rights and options and offer support throughout the medical and criminal justice process to ensure the victim's recovery. Advocates can be reached 24/7 by calling the 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline (800-503-7621). The Volusia Rape Crisis Center is located at 311 North Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information on the services provided through the VRCC, please visit

About SMA Behavioral Health
SMA Behavioral Healthcare has been serving the northeast Florida community with mental health and drug treatment services for over 50 years.  SMA provides more than 35 mental health and substance abuse programs, providing prevention, diversion, intervention, and treatment services, delivered to diverse client populations Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare's mission is to deliver exceptional and comprehensive behavioral healthcare to individuals and families in our community. SMA's vision is of a community where addiction and mental illness are treated promptly, comprehensively and with respect for all. Contact SMA at 800-539-4228 or online at or stay connected on Facebook at

Claire Brubaker
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