LCADV is the federally designated state-wide coalition of shelters, safe homes, non- residential programs and individuals addressing the needs and concerns of battered women and their children. We represent rural, urban and suburban areas. Our programs support and involve battered women and children of all racial, social, ethnic, religious and economic groups, ages and lifestyles. We oppose violence as a means of control over others and support equality in relationships.
Coalitions work at the statewide level and serve four main purposes. We provide training and technical assistance to local member programs and allies. In partnership with our programs we create social change around the issue of violence against women through public education, awareness and task groups. We act as the lead organizer on public policy issues at the state and federal level. We support our programs by advocating for funding and assisting in the administration of funds, primarily those provided by state and federal government funding.
Beth Meeks, Executive Director
Shelia Franklin-Cole, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Russell Bonewitz, Finance Manager/Operations Manager
Kim Clement, Program Development Coordinator