Since 2015, Davenport has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization. The Board of Directors, staff and community partners, alike, will miss her and her inspiring leadership, and wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor as the Executive Director of a dedicated rape crisis center in Minnesota.
Davenport’s four years of dedicated service involved many significant accomplishments, including:
- Opening Mercer County’s first Rape Crisis Center
- Renovations to the Anne Blair Emergency Shelter: creating a more assessable living environment for senior and disabled clients.
- Creating the HOMES (Housing, Outreach, Mentorship, Empowerment and Support) program to begin in 2019.
- Improving the organization’s sustainability through revenue generations which lead to Family Refuge Center’s first $1,000,000 budget.
When asked what her thoughts were about leaving, Davenport quotes A.A. Milne, “How lucky I am to have something to make saying good-bye so hard.” While she was torn about leaving Family Refuge Center and the communities they serve,…