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Decatur, GA 30031

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                Press Kit

 

Our mission is to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists.

 

We strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention. 

Contact Information

 

Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

P. O. Box 171

Decatur, Georgia 30031

Office: 404-370-7670

Fax: 404-370-7668

Email: info@wrcdv.org

Media Contact: Amber Harris, Director of Development

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Leadership
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Jean Douglas, Executive Director

Jean Douglas has served as Executive Director of Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence for more than 15 years. She has become known and recognized in Atlanta as a leader on the subjects of domestic violence and women’s issues. She has served on the Boards of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which envisions a Georgia free of domestic violence, and Georgia’s WIN List, a political action committee dedicated to electing women who advocate for women’s issues, and as a member of the DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force. Jean has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs to explain the importance of envisioning a society in which domestic violence no longer exists, the immediate and long-term needs of battered women and their children, and Women’s Resource Center programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention. 

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Ayonna Johnson, Director of Legal Services

Ayonna Johnson has been providing advocacy to survivors of abuse and trauma since she joined the Women’s Resource Center staff in 2000. She has a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Mercer University and completed the mediation program at University of Washington Law School in Seattle, which led to certification as a mediator. Ayonna facilitates legal resources for survivors of domestic violence and counseling services for women in Women’s Resource Center programs. She has facilitated programs on the effects of long-term domestic abuse for inmates in the DeKalb County jail and training workshops for a number of agencies, including the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, the National Council on Research for Women, and DeKalb County State and Superior Court judges. Ayonna has been recognized nationally as a domestic violence expert, and provided testimony in domestic violence and stalking cases. She has appeared as a domestic violence expert on a variety of radio and television programs, including CNN’s American Morning, Real Talk with Al Sharpton, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show.  She has authored articles on the topic for a number of publications, including The New York Times. Ayonna and her work with survivors will be featured prominently in the February 9, 2015 episode of the national documentary A Path Appears, airing on PBS.

Barbara Gibson, Safe House Director

Barbara Gibson has been providing advocacy to survivors of abuse and trauma since she joined the Women’s Resource Center staff in 1990. For many years, she served as the organization’s Family Advocate, conducting home visits and providing individualized support to survivors in the community. In September of 2007, Barbara assumed the position of safe house director, overseeing all operations of the safe house and providing emotional support, goal setting and transition services to adult residents. Barbara serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which envisions a Georgia free of domestic violence. Barbara has also appeared on a variety of radio and television programs to explain the importance of providing safe places for victims of domestic violence, including children. 

Barbara Gibson, Safe House Director

Barbara Gibson has been providing advocacy to survivors of abuse and trauma since she joined the Women’s Resource Center staff in 1990. For many years, she served as the organization’s Family Advocate, conducting home visits and providing individualized support to survivors in the community. In September of 2007, Barbara assumed the position of safe house director, overseeing all operations of the safe house and providing emotional support, goal setting and transition services to adult residents. Barbara serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which envisions a Georgia free of domestic violence. Barbara has also appeared on a variety of radio and television programs to explain the importance of providing safe places for victims of domestic violence, including children. 

Kim Frndak, Director of Community Outreach

Kim Frndak has worked to educate our community about domestic violence since joining the Women’s Resource Center staff in 1998.  Kim provides information about abuse to law enforcement agencies, inmates, hospitals, schools, universities, faith-based institutions, civic organizations, and any other group who requests training.  She is a veteran health educator with more than twenty years of experience teaching at the secondary level and at institutions of higher learning. Kim has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs, including the Emmy award-winning television series Connect with Kids, where she has educated audiences about dating violence, stalking, and sexual abuse.  

Amber Harris, Director of Development

As a college undergrad, Amber Harris began advocating for women’s issues through a part-time job at Project Safe, an Athens, Georgia based domestic violence safe house. She earned her Masters of Social Work while interning with and eventually working part-time at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, an organization that works to create positive change in the lives of women and girls in Atlanta. In 2006, she joined Women’s Resource Center where her main responsibilities are fundraising and marketing. Amber plans special events, serves as news media liaison, maintains the agency’s three web sites, supports the development of partnerships, writes grants and solicitations, manages social media initiatives, manages major fund raisers such as the Champions for Change Luncheon, coordinates video production projects and supervises interns. Amber serves on the Board of Directors for Georgia Shares, a federation of non-profit organizations with a common mission of social justice for all Georgians, and on the Field Education Advisory Board for the Georgia State University School of Social Work.  Amber has also appeared on a variety of radio and television programs to discuss issues pertaining to domestic violence and sexual assault.

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