Our Staff

Cecilia Ryder, RSW

Resource Advocate, Central Louisiana 

Cecilia Ryder was born and raised in Alexandria, LA. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2014 at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and then returned to Louisiana. She is currently working on her Master’s in psychology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and plans to graduate in December of 2021. She has a passion for working with people to see their own strengths and empower them to be in control of their life.

Cecilia spent a year volunteering with STAR and then she was a Part Time Medical Advocate for three years before being hired as a Resource Advocate. During this time, she has had the privilege of meeting and advocating for many survivors during some of the hardest times of their lives. Cecilia enjoys educating the community about the serious effects of sexual assault and trauma in general. She takes advantage of all opportunities to talk with teenagers about healthy relationships, creating boundaries and consent. As a survivor of sexual assault she takes her personal experiences with her when she talks with anyone to better serve them.

Email: cecilia.ryder@star.ngo
Phone: (318) 625-7592

Capital Area Branch
5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Central Louisiana Branch
1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 70301
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Greater New Orleans Branch
123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Capital Area Branch

5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: (225) 615-7093 
Fax: (225) 615-7236

Central Louisiana Branch

1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 71301
Office: (318) 625-7592 
Fax: (318) 625-7593

Greater New Orleans Branch

123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Office: (504) 407-0711 
Fax: (504) 509-6368

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