Bachelor's degree in Communications from UW-Whitewater with an emphasis on Women's Studies.
Co-founder of a domestic & sexual abuse victim services agency in Converse County, Wyoming.
Why APFV is important to Heidi:
"So many of us take safety and peace for granted
as we go about our daily lives. APFV helps those who experience domestic violence or sexual assault find their
individual path to safety and healing."
Bilingual Victim Advocate
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from ITT Technical Institute & a Master's degree in Social Work from George Williams of Aurora University. She is a native speaker of Spanish
Why APFV is important to Araceli:
Araceli runs three support groups, two for youth and one in Spanish for women. She enjoys helping people and loves to empower the Latino population of Walworth County by doing her job at New Beginnings APFV
Bilingual Advocate & Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's degree in counseling from UW-Whitewater;
also a native speaker of Spanish
Why APFV is important to Carmen:
"In a society that has a difficult time dealing with issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, APFV is a safe place for victims to go. As a counselor, I get to witness and learn from my clients' journeys from pain and struggle to personal strength and healing. I could not think of a more rewarding job!"
Sexual Assault and Child/Teen Advocate
Bachelor's degree in Social Work from UW-Whitewater; is certified as a social worker in the state of Wisconsin.
Why APFV is important to Taume:
"The number of people in our community impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault/abuse is astonishing. At APFV, we help people when they are at their lowest points, often dealing with unimaginable situations. They come here and learn they are not alone, and they can get past this."
Senior Advocate & Volunteer Coordinator
Bachelor's degrees in Spanish & Sociology from UW-Eau Claire
Why APFV is important to Theresa:
"In my program area it is important that we are able to provide services to individuals over age 60 who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, financial exploitation, or scams."
Bilingual Crime Victim Advocate
Bachelor's degrees in Spanish from Carthage College
Former Court Interpreter and Legal Advocate in Illinois
Why APFV is important to Frances:
APFV is important to me because as a Crime Victim Advocate,
I can help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
navigate the oftentimes daunting criminal and civil justice systems