Following Christ’s example and motivated by our community needs, our mission is to prevent and end relationship abuse.

Since 1990, helping individuals and families find freedom from domestic violence

What we offer

  • Emergency Shelter

    Emergency safe shelter

  • Support Groups

    Domestic abuse support groups

  • Case Management

    Individual support from our advocates

  • Safety Planning

    A plan to avoid dangerous situations

  • Children’s Programming

    Support for children affected by domestic abuse

  • Prevention and Education

    Resources and training for the entire community

Our Focus

Empowering Clients

We empower clients 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.

Leadership Staff

Rachel VerWys, MSW

Executive Director

Holly Wilson, LMSW

Director of Client Services

Tara Aday, MPA

Director of Prevention & Education

Renee Rivard

Director of Development

Zenaida Jimenez

Director of Housing Services

Jessica Payne

Operations Manager

Additional Staff

  • Amanda A.; Residential Program Coordinator
  • Laura B.; Grants & Communications Manager
  • Jarred D.; Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
  • Angel F.; Family and Youth Advocate
  • Erica H.; Accounting Manager
  • Tanesha J.; Housing Resource Specialist
  • Jessica L.; Lead Shelter Assistant
  • Debbie M., BSW; Development Coordinator
  • Becca P.; Intervention Services Coordinator
  • Susan V., LMSW; Family and Youth Advocate
  • Kellan W., BSW; Lead Advocate
  • Katie A.; Bilingual Family Advocate
  • Leslie O.; Bilingual Family Advocate
  • Scott T.; Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator
  • Olivia B.; Shelter Assistant
  • Averi E.; Shelter Assistant
  • Phoebe H.; Shelter Assistant
  • Courtney J.; Shelter Assistant
  • Heather K.; Shelter Assistant
  • Brooke L.; Shelter Assistant
  • Danielle L.; Shelter Assistant
  • Allison M.; Shelter Assistant
  • Quiana T.; Shelter Assistant
  • Jamie D.; Shelter Assistant

Board of Directors

  • Chaz Amidon, President
  • Shannon Vinson, Vice President
  • Jodi Rothenthaler, Treasurer
  • Mike Wiese, Secretary
  • Maleika Brown
  • Esperanza Degnan
  • Joan DeVries
  • Thelma Ensink
  • Mike Rundhaug
  • Allie Walker