Marti MacGibbon Keynotes at “Marti Friday” Luncheon, Feb. 20, 2015

Date(s) - 02/20/2015


Nationally known inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon will deliver a keynote speech to behavioral services professionals, addiction treatment professionals, medical professionals, and a wide range of service providers on February 20, 2015 in Evansville, IN. The Luncheon event is named “Marti Friday” by the event’s creators, United Caring Services and United Caring Shelters. This event is aimed at supporting service providers with inspiration and motivation, and breaking away the stigma, myths and misconceptions about homeless people. Marti will provide insights into trauma resolution and addiction recovery, based on both her own personal experience and her clinical education, training and experience as a service provider. Ms. MacGibbon holds five professional certifications in addiction treatment, and is an expert on trauma resolution and trauma informed care. The event will take place at 1 Vectren Square in downtown Evansville. See map for more information.

The event will take place at 1 Vectren Square.

The event will take place at 1 Vectren Square.

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 and  teaches life skills classes at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis.

Ms. MacGibbon 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. Since its beginning 2011, Laff-Aholics has raised over $25,000 for beneficiaries.