Najla's Story - 2022
Hear from Najla, who describes the quick escalation of her relationship from bliss to stalking, threats and physical violence. Najla reminds us that domestic violence does not always have a neat and tidy ending. Instead, the effects can last a lifetime. Najla shared her powerful story at our Champions for Change fundraiser on 05/05/2022.
Natasha Trethewey at Champions for Change 2022
This year’s Champions for Change fundraiser was held on May 5, 2022. Making this event especially meaningful was our honoree and keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winner and two-term US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her book, "Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir,” shares her reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather. The murder of Ms. Trethewey’s mother, Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough, was also the catalyst for the founding of Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. She sat in coversation with our housing services director, Barbara Gibson.
To Be a Child
Our violence prevention work with children is a major part of our mission to end violence against women. Children who have been exposed to domestic violence are 3x more likely to become a perpetrator or victim of domestic violence in the future. But, with the right intervention, that cycle can end for good. That's where we come in.