I began at The Resource Center as a volunteer in 1986 advocating for victims of domestic violence, after receiving training from SHARE in Fort Morgan that same year. I became a part time employee in 1991 and became the Director of New Directions Violence Project in 1996. I am still in that position and also in our Emergency Services Program that helps with basic needs. I’ve also had many training’s and certifications from Family Credentialing to Nurturing Fathers.
I have a strong belief in a ‘circle of helping’. We all receive some kind of assistance from time to time and that inspires us to help someone and then that person is inspired and so on… My inspiration came from my parents, whose philosophy and example of sharing what they had helped determine my career path. My co-workers, past and present, inspire me as well.
Berenice moved to Yuma in July 2017 and joined the RCRC team as the Bilingual front desk receptionist and family advocate in September 2017. She was raised in Imperial, Nebraska and continued her education at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte where she graduated with her Associates of Arts. She was drawn to the resource center because of her love for helping individuals. She hopes to acquire more knowledge, skills and develop professionally while giving back to the community. Berenice is very excited to be a part of Yuma County and the RCRC team.
Margo Ebersole has worked at the RCRC as a volunteer, an intern, and as a full-time staff member since May of 2001. Margo has very deep roots at the RCRC; her Aunt Charlee McGraw was an early staff member as is her mother Lucie Ebersole. Margo is a bilingual community advocate who has worked in many of the RCRC’s programs. She currently serves as the Director of the
Oral Health Program and the Director of Youth program focusing on ESTRELLAS young women’s leadership development.
Margo has an Associate of Arts Degree from Northeastern Junior college, Family Development Credential, Family Literacy Credential and is a certified medical interpreter. She is trained and certified to provide many curriculums including Life Skills, Girls Circle, and Wyman Teen Outreach Program. Margo is also trained as a Domestic Violence advocate. In the past, Margo has served as a Board member of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and is currently part of the Baby Bear Hugs Advisory Committee and the Latino Council of Yuma County.