Motivated by Christ’s love, our mission is to end domestic abuse.

Since 1990, helping women and children find freedom from domestic violence

What we offer

  • Emergency Shelter

    Confidential emergency shelter

  • Support Groups

    Domestic abuse support groups

  • Case Management

    Individual support from our advocates

  • Safety Planning

    A plan to avoid dangerous situations

  • Children’s Programing

    Support for Children affected by domestic abuse

  • Prevention and Education

    Resources and training for the entire community

Our Focus

Empowering Women

We empower women by providing them with choices, allowing them to make their own decisions, and supporting them along their journey of healing.

Domestic Violence & Faith

We are nationally recognized for our unique ability to address issues of faith and their intersection with domestic abuse.

Prevention Through Education

We help employers, faith communities, schools, and other agencies create a culture of abuse prevention through trainings and resources.

Our Leadership Staff

Cindy Sielawa

Cindy Sielawa

Executive Director
Tara Aday, MPA

Tara Aday, MPA

Program Director
Debbie Murphy, BSW

Debbie Murphy, BSW

Human Resources Coordinator
Ginny Koole, M.Ed.

Ginny Koole, M.Ed.

Engagement Director

Additional Staff

Our team would not be successful without the work of each of its members:

      • Heidi Rodriguez, BSW; Bilingual Family Advovate
      • Kay Bylenga, LLMSW; Family Advocate
      • Angel Floyd, BA; Family and Youth Advocate
      • LoRae Robinson, MS; Family Advocate
      • Ruth Schoff, LLMSW; Family Advocate
      • Susan Vogelzang, LMSW; Family Advocate
      • Sarah Omicioli; Community Relations Coordinator
      • Abby Paternoster; Development Associate
      • Erin Craig; MSW Nonresidential Intern
      • Renee Augustyn; Nonresidential Intern
      • Marian Anderson; Residential Intern
      • Kayla Dwyer; Residential Intern
      • Danielle Lucksted, MA; Prevention & Education Program Manager
      • Becky Mills, MSW, JD; Residential Program Manager
      • Emily Wetzel; Administrative Assistant
      • Rachael Charles; Shelter Assistant
      • Stephanie Leugoud; Overnight Shelter Assistant
      • Libby Schimmel; Shelter Assistant
      • Katie Straus; Shelter Assistant
      • Brandi TenHoopen; Shelter Assistant
      • Rachel Visser; Shelter Assistant
      • Taylor Cones, Shelter Assistant
      • Kirstyn Gordon, On-Call Shelter Assistant
      • Quiana Thompson, On-Call Shelter Assistant
      • Sarah Westoby; Shelter Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

  • Angela Burke, President
  • Nick Hopkins, Vice President
  • Jessica Conway, Secretary
  • Stephen Romanella, Treasurer
  • Ryan Blackburn
  • Monique Elliott
  • Denise Evans
  • Curt Kuiper
  • Jodi Rothenthaler