Message regarding COVID-19

As of March 19, 2020
In order to do our part in protecting vulnerable populations and to slow the transmission of COVID-19, many programs of the Alliance will be limiting in-person contact during the crisis. This has not been an easy decision, but we want to ensure everyone that services will still be provided to anyone that needs them.

Mountain Crisis Services will be limiting in person services for survivors at our office. Some in-person appointments will be necessary and will be scheduled by staff. Our hotline will be operational 24/7, our domestic violence shelter is still operating, and all counseling will be done via telephone or through video-based services. Legal Advocacy will still be available and advocates will still accompany survivors to court.

The Alliance provides services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we will continue throughout this crisis. We are working diligently to ensure our staff are supported during this time so that we can continue to offer these vital services. We look forward to when our services can resume without restrictions and we will continue to make changes as things evolve. Feel free to reach out to any of our programs to learn how to access services or how you can be a support during this time.

Fundraisers

The Golden Thirties

Mountain Crisis Services rang in “The Golden Thirties” on June 20, 2020. What is “The Golden Thirties?” It is a celebration of our 30th anniversary of serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims within and outside of Mariposa County. Typically our fundraisers are in-person, however because of the pandemic, this event went VIRTUAL.

We felt that it was appropriate to celebrate our anniversary and honor our sponsors on the same date it was originally planned. Please check out the event video and all of our awesome items we had, along with how much we made.

Mountain Crisis Services Presents "The Golden Thirties"

Mountain Crisis Services Annual Fundraiser is being held VIRTUALLY! Due to COVID-19, we could not celebrate in person, so we brought our fundraiser to you. This has been a very challenging event but overall, we are so blessed to have such an amazing community behind us and supporting our efforts to fight domestic violence and sexual assault for the past 30 years.We want to thank our sponsors West America Bank, MERCO Credit Union, Sam's Club, Mariposa County Probation Department, Fosters Ace Hardware,Sierra Tel, Jovan Trujillo, and an anonymous sponsor. Also, thank you to all of our donors for your generous donations to our silent auction. Thank you Chevon Kathari, Alison Tudor, and Candy O'Donel Browne for being such amazing speakers for this event. Thank you to our Friends of Mountain Crisis group for all your assistance throughout this whole year of planning. Overall, thank you to everyone who has helped us get this fundraiser up and running. SILENT AUCTION/CONTEST COMPETITORS: Please see seperate post for the winners of silent auction items and dance/costume contest. You have 5 days from 6/20 to claim your auction item. After 5 days, item will go to next highest bidder. Thank you for participating in our festivities!

Posted by Mountain Crisis Services on Saturday, June 20, 2020
The Golden Thirties Event
Poet- Clay M. River

"This is our native truth that very rarely is acknowledged. Rape was used as a tool of genocide against native people. Many nations have a history site of where their women and children jumped to their deaths to avoid what would occur after being caught by the military. Militias and calvery were paid to rape and kill native people that didn't follow the rules of assimilation and colonization of this country. Sadly this never ended. Every generation of living native people have a story of rape and sexual assault survivance as rape has continued to used as a tool oppression and forced removal from land. Today there are thousands of native women whose living families have reported them missing or murdered. Native people are the most under reported, we do not report because we do not trust the systems that historically were built to erase us. For native youth surviving racism, violence and sexual assault is often times one of the first lessons. We ask our allies to educate yourself on current native survivance and the movement for missing and murdered indigenous women and listen to the survivor's stories, they tell the truth of our history."- Clay M. River member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Mi'Kmaq First Nation.Mountain Crisis Services has been around for 30 years. However, domestic violence and sexual assault has been around for centuries. This poem that was written and performed by Clay M. River is extremely powerful and educational. Thank you so much, Clay, for assisting us with this event while continuing to educate us in your culture.

Posted by Mountain Crisis Services on Saturday, June 20, 2020
“This is our native truth that very rarely is acknowledged. Rape was used as a tool of genocide against native people. Many nations have a history site of where their women and children jumped to their deaths to avoid what would occur after being caught by the military. Militias and calvery were paid to rape and kill native people that didn’t follow the rules of assimilation and colonization of this country. Sadly this never ended. Every generation of living native people have a story of rape and sexual assault survivance as rape has continued to used as a tool oppression and forced removal from land.
Today there are thousands of native women whose living families have reported them missing or murdered. Native people are the most under reported, we do not report because we do not trust the systems that historically were built to erase us. For native youth surviving racism, violence and sexual assault is often times one of the first lessons. We ask our allies to educate yourself on current native survivance and the movement for missing and murdered indigenous women and listen to the survivor’s stories, they tell the truth of our history.”- Clay M. River member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Mi’Kmaq First Nation.
Flyer for Event
Total Fundraising Efforts
The Golden Thirties Sponsors
Calendar of Events
Cheri Ridenhour from Bootjack Stompers Dance Lessons
Alec LaRoche Musician for The Golden Thirties
Silent Auction Rules