The leadership and staff at HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) are thrilled to welcome Andrea Jones, MSW, LCSW, as the agency’s new director of Community Programs & Partnerships. As a senior leader for the agency, Jones is responsible for supervising current program staff, managing and designing program offerings, implementing statistic tracking systems, and building relationships with community organizations.
Jones comes to HAWC most recently from Beverly Bootstraps Community Services, Inc., where she served in a program director capacity for eight years. In this supervisory role, Jones was integral to the agency’s community-partnership and government-relationship building, staffing oversight, and program data tracking.
“We are so excited to have someone as experienced as Andrea join HAWC in this critical leadership role,” said Anthony DiPietro, executive director. “Andrea brings a wealth of experience and a history of collaboration with other North Shore agencies, which will surely benefit our programs, services and responsiveness to domestic violence survivors.”
DiPietro is particularly looking forward to Jones’s experience in program data tracking and analysis to best understand the impact HAWC has on the clients it serves. Additionally, Jones comes to the agency at an exciting time as it works to build stronger community partnerships with area organizations—a process she will be responsible for leading.
Prior to her role at Beverly Bootstraps, Jones held many clinically-focused positions, including her roles as director of counseling services at Marian Court College of Swampscott and assistant director of Victims of Crime & Loss (VOCAL). Jones also has experience as a counselor at the North Shore Rape Crisis Center, a community organization very closely aligned with HAWC.
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts' North Shore. HAWC's mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, children’s services, a shelter program, community education and a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program. For more information please visit www.hawcdv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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