MONTGOMERY - There is no greater honor than to have the opportunity to work in partnership with, and on behalf of, survivors of domestic and sexual violence. It is also an honor to be associated with an organization that has been a great labor of love and has done so much to promote domestic peace, justice and equality for all the citizens of this community. With an excellent board of directors firmly committed to our mission, a highly professional and dedicated staff, and an array of outstanding services, One Place is well-positioned to face the future. As I come to understand the history of this organization, I feel as though the leaders of the past have placed us in a position to take a major step in our evolution.
This evolution calls us to lead with our vision for change.
Looking ahead, One Place will retain its traditional focus on providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, elder abuse and human trafficking. By seeking to strengthen our organizational capacity we will continue to customize our programs and services to suit the changing needs of our community. To accomplish these goals, we will look to establish new partnerships with federal, state and local funders, the business community in the region, academic and professional organizations, foundations, civil society, and concerned individuals who share our vision regarding the core value of non-violence and human dignity.
The challenges ahead are substantial, but opportunities abound. To push forward for policies and actions that will support the victims and survivors we serve we will continue to need your support. We ask for your support so that we may carry on the amazing work of those that have gone before us and those yet to emerge. We strive to transform the social norms that fuel violence and hatred while also building the norms that support domestic peace, equality, and justice. As someone whose life course has been charted to an important degree by a persistent passion for preserving the human rights and dignity of all people, I am convinced that the peace and empowerment of societies is measured one person at a time.