When Diane answers a call from a parent concerned for a child, she knows their pain.
A survivor herself, she remembers how it felt to watch her daughter be abused at the hands of a first love. To those parents, Diane shares a message of hope and education. Diane celebrates family, enjoying board games and dinners at home with her four children. Diane is a garden-tending, shower-singing advocate who describes why she works at the hotline with this succinct thought:
“If you have, it’s your responsibility to give back.”
Did you know Diane started her work in the domestic violence field as a receptionist for a local shelter? She said it was the perfect job for her because she was in an abusive relationship at the time and appreciated the full access to information on how to stop domestic violence. She’s still giving out that important education today to our callers. She says she does this work in honor of her mom, her daughter and her sons.