Coalition discusses sex crime at meeting

Published 10:39 am Friday, March 25, 2022

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Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) held its March meeting at the ADAPT Office.

Rusty Fornea, director of the Washington Parish Sexual Assault Center (WPSAC), was the guest speaker. WPSAC was founded by Charlette Fornea and has been in existence for more than 30 years in Washington Parish. WPSAC is one of 12 accredited sexual assault centers in the state of Louisiana.

Services provided by WPSAC include a 24-Hour Crisis Line (985-732-4961), hospital escort services, law enforcement accompaniment, individual and group counseling services, and sexual assault educational programs.

Attendees of the March meeting included: (in-person) Ginger Champagne, Rusty Fornea, Rhonda Gunnell, Maddie Champagne, Leslie Holmes and Bobbie Kimbrell; (via Zoom) Tony Shir, Angela Houlemard, Marty Hennegan, Regina Meyerchick, Emma Ross, Charlette Minor, Tiffany Whitley, Kal Roshto and Tammy DeBardwell.

The next scheduled meeting for WPCHS will be on Tuesday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m. at the ADAPT Office, located at 216 Memphis St. in Bogalusa. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Rusty Fornea at 985-735-0160.