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About Us

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to work with our community to

end domestic and sexual abuse and to support survivors in achieving safety and empowerment.

 

Equity Statement

To fulfill Response’s mission, we will be responsive to the needs of everyone in the community whom we serve. We will foster an organizational culture that values people of all backgrounds and demographics and an environment of respect, openness, learning, integrity, honesty, and safety. Response’s commitment to inclusiveness will be evident in our organizational structure, policies, procedures, and within our organizational goals and future vision.   We will be successful in achieving this vision when inclusiveness is institutionalized and is a core value of our organization.  

We will embrace inclusiveness by: 

  • Attracting and retaining diversity at all levels of our organization including board, staff, volunteers and community partners, consciously cultivating an inclusive and welcoming climate and organizational culture that embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.
  • Incorporating diverse perspectives in our program planning to ensure that we are providing relevant and effective services to our clients that are free from discrimination
  • Raising awareness about inequities in our community in order to create systems and attitudes that are free of oppression and working towards overcoming disparities in opportunities in our community.
  • Moving beyond tolerance and toward active inclusion, affirmation, and the celebration of our differences 
  • Ongoing self-examination of our biases, formal and informal policies and practices, assumptions and judgments.

STAFF

Shannon Meyer
Executive Director
shannon@responsehelps.org

Txell Pedragosa
Program Director
txell@responsehelps.org

Hannah Horn
Advocate
hannah@responsehelps.org

Tiffaney Bledsaw
Housing Program Manager
housing@responsehelps.org

Avalon Guarino
Office and Data Manager
admin@responsehelps.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert de Wetter, President

Betsy Crum, Vice President

Aaren Riley, Treasurer

Kathryn Dziedzic, Secretary

Allison Mahoney

Amelia Estrella

Avery Nelson

Brian Olson

Denise Bachrodt

Mike Connolly