Safe Harbor empowers survivors of sexual and domestic violence to transform their lives, and promotes healthy relationships for all. We are dedicated to supporting those impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence honoring the strength and resilience we see in those we serve. We envision a community full of healthy relationships and are working to make that a reality.
Safe Harbor could not deliver our mission without the support of our community partners. We recognize the importance of collaboration. In FY13, our relationships with many various groups allowed us to expand our efforts to serve various populations.
A partnership with Lakeside United Methodist Church, and the use of a home they own, has allowed Safe Harbor to provide transitional housing. This opportunity expanded our available bed count for families escaping violence.
With our sister agencies, the YWCA of Richmond and Hanover Safe Place, we continue to provide hospital accompaniment to 11 area hospitals across the greater Richmond region. This unique collaborative provides survivors of sexual and domestic abuse accompaniment and follow up services at the most critical time.
Human trafficking is a growing concern in our region. Recognizing that we needed to expand services to these victims, Safe Harbor entered into a partnership with Gray Haven, a local non-profit specializing in trafficking issues, and Commonwealth Catholic Charities. Our three agencies combined can now provide intensive case management services, trauma-informed therapy, and offender education.
Domestic violence immigration cases have been on the rise. Safe Harbor’s partnership with Virginia Poverty Law Center supports immigrant survivors by combining advocacy with specialized legal services.
Intimate partner violence on college campuses is making headlines. Safe Harbor entered in agreements with the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University to bring intervention and prevention strategies designed specifically for campus students and faculty.
The need for services to the LGBTQ community has always been on Safe Harbor’s radar, so it was natural to accept an opportunity to partner with the Virginia Anti-Violence Project on a federal grant to provide services to this under-served population. The Richmond Area Partnership (RAP) was created to increase safety and services for the LGBTQ community.
In the current year and beyond, we look forward to additional opportunities to partner with other area agencies in order to provide streamlined services in an excellent manner.
Prior to joining Safe Harbor, Kathleen worked at the Department of Criminal Justice Services for 14 years, managing funding for victim assistance programs statewide. She is a faculty member of several state and national training organizations. Her 25 years of experience in the field of crime victim assistance also includes serving as Director of the Campbell County Victim/Witness Program, and working at Avalon in Williamsburg, a dual program for victims of sexual and domestic violence. She has a B.A. in Government, a Masters of Education in Agency Counseling, and she is a graduate of both Leadership Metro Richmond and the VCU Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. Kathleen is a Past President of the Junior League of Richmond, and served on the Nominating Committee of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
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