Lion Heart Society provides domestic violence task forces with resources they need to enable their best work, which ultimately, saves lives. Our work directly supporting task forces reaches out broadly into the communities those task forces serve. Here’s what some participants are saying about our impact:

Georgia

“Thank you for this training – it was very informative. Sadly, we had to put everything we learned into practice immediately, as we got a strangulation victim at our shelter the next day.” Jackie Herrera, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Safe House, and attendee of training produced by the 2016 Georgia Lionhearts grant to the Athens Clarke and Oconee Counties Domestic Violence Task Force

“Thank you – the training was very informative and I will share it with all the other officers on my shift.” –  Sgt. Courtney Gale, Uniform Patrol, Athens-Clarke County Police Department, attendee of training produced by the 2016 Georgia Lionhearts grant to the Athens Clarke and Oconee Counties Domestic Violence Task Force

“The strangulation training was excellent, and I hope many will take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you so much for your support of this training. It could not have come to fruition without Georgia Lionhearts. It will really make a difference!” –  Pat Peterson, Project Safe, Inc., and member of Athens Clarke and Oconee Counties Domestic Violence Task Force, 2016 Grant Recipient

“Thank you Georgia Lionhearts for this training on strangulation assault!  I found out about this training through the Air Force Reserve Command from Warner Robins Air Force Base. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner locally here in the Atlanta area specializing in psychiatry both in the civilian and military reserves. Thank you!” – Anna Sanchez, MSN, FNP-BC, attendee of training produced by the 2016 Georgia Lionhearts grant to the Athens Clarke and Oconee Counties Domestic Violence Task Force

“Thank you so much for making this training possible. It was VERY helpful for me, as a woman’s advocate at Project Safe.” – Tamar June, Project Safe, attendee of training produced by the 2016 Georgia Lionhearts grant to the Athens Clarke and Oconee Counties Domestic Violence Task Force

Virginia

“It was an honor to attend the national conference. From the beginning of the conference with the first presenters to the end everything was thought out perfectly bringing the best of the best to talk to us. I was truly intrigued in the wealth of information that I received while I was there. It reiterated the importance of the job that we do and also reminded me that everything starts in the home. While I am primarily working with incidences against children, the family dynamics in that child’s life play a significant role. It was difficult to pick which presentations to attend because all the classes that were offered would benefit my job. Some of the classes I picked were to strengthen my interviewing skills, while others focused on the needs of the victim, Lastly, I listened to two case studies so I could learn what others did on a successful case. While conferences are a great way to get a wealth of knowledge, it’s also a way to rejuvenate your staff and remind them that what they do is important. It definitely had that affect on me. Thank you for making domestic violence a priority.” – Det. Sulma Keith, Alexandria Police Department, 2015 Grant Recipient, Virginia Lionhearts