40 Stories - Frances Smith

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.
Posted: December 26th, 2017 | Permalink

40 Stories - Pam Grinnell

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.
Posted: December 26th, 2017 | Permalink

From the Desk of the CEO - Sexual Harassment

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

40 Stories - Constance Dierickx

"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

40 Stories - Susan Smith

Susan has seen it all - from answering crisis lines to comforting families on their first day in the shelter. She’s very committed to helping our clients and makes sure they understand that they have resources and assistance that can help them survive and thrive. Click to learn more about Susan.
Posted: November 29th, 2017 | Permalink