FRIEND TO FRIEND
Executive Director Anne Friesen is joined by Caroline Reynolds and Winona Caruthers to discuss domestic violence, the mission and challenges of Friend to Friend and to introduce a new program – Batterer Intervention Program.
Batterer Intervention Program Director – Caroline Reynolds - MSW, LCSWA
Our Batterer Intervention Program is a brand-new program to Moore County launching this month. Our goal is to promote victim safety by addressing domestic violence at its source: the perpetrator. Domestic violence is a complex issue with many factors, but one thing we know for sure is that the cycle won't end unless the person committing the violence changes their beliefs and behaviors. That's what we strive to help our participants do, using a group model that promotes personal accountability and requires deep self-reflection. The program is 26 weeks long, with weekly discussion groups focused on different topics relating to healthy, equitable, and non-violent relationships. Participants are typically referred by the court system, by probation/parole, or by DSS, and are mandated to the program due to their involvement in a domestic violence-related incident. We're really excited to get started, and really excited to see what kind of an impact this program can have in Moore County!
Counselor & Housing Manager – Winona Caruthers – MSW, LCSWA
As a therapist and housing case manager, I support clients at Serenity House and clients in the community by providing therapy and wraparound case management services, focused particularly on connecting clients with safe and affordable housing options. In addition to working with clients, I build relationships in the community with public and private landlords so that our clients have more safe options when they leave our shelter.
24/7 Crisis Hot Line – 910-947-3333
Main Office – 910-947-1703
101 Monroe St.