Everyone should have a home life that is safe, comforting and that you look forward to going to. It shouldn’t be a luxury; it shouldn’t be that much to ask for.” Her desire is to help the home become “safe” for everyone now living with home as a place of danger and fear.
Frances delights in going to the PADV shelters and watching children laugh, play and work with the child advocates to move forward from their pain and fear. Frances knows that because of the impactful intervention provided, these children won’t have to experience the ongoing trauma, fear and anxiety that her mother went through.
Pam was drawn to PADV because domestic violence is personal for her. With her background as a survivor, Pam has a strong desire to help others coming out of similar situations. She wants every woman she encounters to have a strong support system and for many, she is the first step in building that system.
It seems that almost daily we are assaulted with the news of another prominent figure using their status, power, and control to engage in the sexual harassment of women. I use the word assaulted intentionally, for this news and behavior is an assault on all of us. Clearly, it is an assault on the women who have endured it, who have feared for their employment, reputation, and status if they report what happened.
Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Permalink
"I realize that I am doing something that is helpful for people I may never meet. As a board member, my job is to support our talented staff and to carry the message about the prevalence and costs of intimate partner violence,” says Constance Dierickx, PhD, a board member who has been involved with the organization since 2016.
Posted: November 30th, 2017 | Permalink