Assistant Director, Residence Life-Student Success Initiatives, Residence Life Housing & Dining Services
Since 2010, Alisa has been serving in Springfield as a Volunteer Advocate at The Victim Center. In that position she says, “it’s my job to show compassion, provide resources, offer services, and assist the victim to see hope.” She responds to crisis calls received on a 24-hr hotline extending emotional support, crisis intervention, accompanying victims to the hospital after an assault and assistance with Ex Parte Orders of Protection. Volunteers are required to attend agency training.
Moving to Missouri to work at MSU, she sought opportunities to get connected with her new community, and found the Victim’s Center’s mission to be near and dear to her heart. While living and going to school in Wisconsin, Alisa began cultivating a passion for helping those affected by domestic violence. Through the years she has made the most of sexual assault education, prevention and advocacy opportunities and volunteering at local domestic violence shelters.
The Victim Center serves men, women and children of all ages who have been victims of violent or sexual crimes. Violence knows no boundaries, is not discriminatory, and is found in all socio-economic levels. Alisa states, “the opportunity to serve others, give hope, and show compassion during what could be an individual’s darkest time of their life, is why I give of my time to this amazing organization.”
We are proud to recognize Alisa Garbish as October’s Public Affairs Staff Spotlight!