Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages and much, much more.
In today’s podcast episode, I am delighted to welcome the president of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Dating Abuse Hotline, Katie Ray-Jones.
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Katie Ray-Jones is the president of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) and the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH).
Prior to being named to this position in 2011, Katie served as the director of operations for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
As a member of the National Task Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and in her current position, Katie has made several visits to key congressional offices and is well known on Capitol Hill as a representative of NDVH and NDAH. Katie has distinguished herself as a leader in the national domestic violence movement and with national domestic violence groups. She has represented NDVH at several key national domestic/dating violence and gender-based violence meetings.
Katie also has extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence. She has managed an emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs, non-residential services for survivors and their children, 24-hour hotlines, services for individuals with HIV/AIDS, housing for families who are homeless, case management programs for children who have been abused and neglected, and a therapeutic preschool for children who have witnessed violence. She has also worked at a legal clinic that provided assistance to victims of domestic violence who were seeking restraining orders and other types of legal advocacy, provided individual therapy and facilitated groups for survivors and abusers and worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission administering funding to family violence providers throughout the state of Texas.
Katie has a bachelor’s degree in child and family development from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in nonprofit management and leadership from the University of San Diego, as well as a master’s degree in counseling and psychology.
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