A Note from the Director
Welcome to our website! MCADV is a statewide resource on domestic violence issues. We provide support for member shelter programs though training, technical assistance and capacity building; advocate for public policy that supports victims; and seek to change societal attitudes and beliefs through awareness and prevention activities in communities throughout Mississippi.
MCADV does not provide direct services for victims of domestic violence but supports the thirteen member shelter programs that offer services throughout Mississippi. We can help victims to find the support they need in their local communities.
The mission of Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to bring about social change through advocacy, technical assistance and public awareness.
The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1980 by domestic violence shelter programs and advocates for battered women to help all victims of domestic violence.
The coalition is comprised of persons working directly, indirectly or who have expressed interest in the issues and concerns of victims of family violence.
The coalition provides technical assistance to domestic violence shelters, community and professional education and other related assistance to victims of domestic violence across the state. During the last thirty years, there has been a movement to end domestic violence and to help those who are victims of this crime. The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is committed to this movement.
The overall goal of the Coalition is to provide an end to domestic violence in the home and in our state.
The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is comprised of people dealing with concerns of victims of family violence. We represent both rural and urban areas.
Our programs support and serve victims of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, and economic groups, regardless of age, sex or lifestyle.
We oppose the use of violence as a means of control over others and support respect and equality in relationships.
We encourage and support women in assuming responsibility over their lives in the community.
Wendy Mahoney, M.S., Executive Director
Paula Granger, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Kalleigh McCoy, Legal Services Coordinator
Tara Steverson, Communications Coordinator
Alicia Washington, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Board of Directors 2018-2019
Rev. Dr. Walter L. Moore, Board President
Pastor and Retired Chief Human Resource Officer | 1st Navigator Credit Union
Leslie Payne, Board Vice President
Executive Director | Care Lodge, Inc.
Rebecca Stewart, Board Secretary
Executive Director | Domestic Abuse Family Shelter
Lanza Seals, Board Treasurer
Executive Director | Angel Wings Out-Reach Center
Dr. Patricia Davenport
Executive Director | Our House, Inc.
Executive Director | Haven House Family Shelter
Attorney | Baria-Jones, PLLC
Program Manager | Delta Health Alliance
Assistant Professor of Political Science | Millsaps College
Supervising Attorney | North Mississippi Rural Legal Services
Chief R. Luke Thompson
Chief of Police | City of Byram
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