40 Stories - Jennifer Cramer

Jennifer’s desire is to see women fulfilled, knowing they are worthy and equal. That’s why Jennifer keeps a copy of the hotline number saved in her phone so she can easily share it whenever the time is right. She wants to be a person that tells PADV’s story so often in the community that she becomes an access point for people looking for help.
Posted: September 27th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Samantha Macedo

Sam believes prevention is a catalyst for change. “Once you see domestic violence and recognize it you can act on it and change it. The community is not indifferent about the issue they just need to be educated and given the tools to act” Prevention work is very important to Sam because it shows that we all have the capacity to end intimate partner and dating violence. “PADV has a long history of great groundbreaking work but we still can’t do it alone. We need the time, skills and heart of the community to continue building a society for survivors to find safety,” said Sam.
Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Roberta

Each day Roberta’s goal is to save one person’s life. Her advice to survivors each day is “Love yourself more than anyone else can love you.”
Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Permalink

PADV Welcomes Nine New Board Members

PADV welcomes its 2017-2018 executive board members. This year’s members include nine PADV supporters who come from diverse backgrounds, including law, marketing, healthcare, communications, human resources and more. Each new board member brings with them a wealth of institutional knowledge that we hope will not only benefit PADV, but also the 20,000 families we serve each year.
Posted: September 5th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - The Twins

After the escape, mom lived in a hotel for a few weeks with the twins, her daughter and little baby boy. An online search for services led them to PADV. While neither of the twins wanted to come to the PADV shelter because of the stigma they thought was associated with it, they remained positive and supportive of their Mom and siblings. Their favorite line was, “lets stick together.”
Posted: August 31st, 2017 | Permalink