Spring 2015 is a high energy season for humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon. Marti delivered a keynote speech to behavioral services professionals, addiction treatment professionals, medical professionals, and a wide range of service providers in Evansville, IN. The Luncheon event was named “Marti Friday” by the event’s creators, United Caring Services and United Caring Shelters. This event supported service providers with inspiration and motivation, and breaking away the stigma, myths and misconceptions about homeless people.
Marti MacGibbon, a survivor of homelessness, PTSD, human trafficking and addiction, received a standing ovation at the United Caring Services Ballroom Dance Event at the Bauerhaus in Evansville after delivering a high-energy speech to inspire and celebrate resiliency in the community.
United Caring Services Mission, as stated on their website, is:
“Grounded in unconditional love reflected by our diverse faith communities, we commit ourselves to service with the poor, homeless, and vulnerable. Believing every person deserves to realize their God-given potential, we dedicate ourselves to passionately advocate for a compassionate and just society. Recognizing the dignity and worth of each person, we provide safety, shelter, food, life coaching, and hope.”
Marti MacGibbon is a high-energy and often humorous speaker whose personal comeback story is riveting. She is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, domestic violence, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around using simple, effective strategies to build her resilience and create positive outcomes. She shares these tips with audiences in an entertaining style.
Today, Marti is an advocate for homeless populations, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, and those who face mental health and addiction issues. She is a member of the task force IPATH, Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans, teaches life skills classes at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis, and is founder, producer and host of Laff-Aholics, an annual Standup Comedy Fundraiser at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater that features nationally headlining comedians. 100% of the profits from the show go to transitional housing facilities that provide access to addiction and mental health services for the community’s most vulnerable.