Bachelor's degree in Communications from UW-Whitewater.
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; native speaker of Spanish
Why APFV is important to Araceli:
"APFV gives me the opportunity to empower Hispanics through my work. It is important for me to offer services to anyone suffering from domestic violence or sexual assault."
Bilingual Advocate & Counselor
Master's degree in counseling from UW-Whitewater; 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!"
Bachelor's degree in Social Work from UW-Whitewater; certified 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."
Crime Victim Advocate
Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare from UW-Whitewater
Why APFV is important to Kristine:
"The prevalence of domestic violence in our society is perpetuated by the ongoing lack of public awareness regarding the dynamics of the issue. Being part of APFV allows me to participate in helping those affected by domestic violence with securing safety and a healthy future for themselves and their children. I also help them acquire the knowledge and tools they need to stop the cycle within their own family."