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Mother and Daughter Love

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四十多年来,Alternative House 一直在大洛厄尔地区提供全面的家庭暴力服务。另类之家成立于 1978 年,已为数千名家庭暴力幸存者提供服务。该机构不仅提供紧急避难所和 24 小时危机热线服务,还提供临时安全住房、过渡性/永久住房、法律宣传、监督探视服务、社区/住房宣传、支持小组、青年和青少年项目以及日常访问案例管理、安全规划以及围绕目标设定、财务授权和工作/教育安置的支持。

Alternative House 是大洛厄尔评估和倡导网络 (GLEAN) 的三个创始机构之一,该网络是一个高风险评估/快速反应团队,也是洛厄尔市经理反家庭暴力工作组的创始人。

该机构于 1978 年正式成立,由一群参加 70 年代“受虐妇女运动”的妇女创立,该运动旨在提高人们的认识并制止针对妇女的暴力行为。这群女性为该机构在 44 年后为数千名家庭暴力幸存者提供服务铺平了道路。

Our Team

我们的团队

奉献精神。专业知识。热情。

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玛丽亚·克鲁克·卡彭,执行董事

Maria Crooker-Capone has been the Executive Director of Alternative House since 2021. Maria holds her bachelor's degree in Business from UMass Lowell and her MBA from Lasell College with a focus in Non-Profit Management. Maria has worked in the domestic violence field for over 15 years in various capacities. Maria believes that providing survivor centered and led programming is critical, and that survivors’ voices need to be not only heard but used as a driving force for Alternative House’s future. Throughout her career she has focused her work on law enforcement’s response to domestic violence, assessing high risk cases to prevent domestic violence homicide, growing strong community connections and partnerships, as well working on creative ways to reach underserved populations. Her passion to maintain Alternative House’s founding grassroots principles of creating a world free of oppression and violence for all, is her motivation every day. When she is not at work, you can find Maria traveling to fun new places with her husband, listening to her vast record collection, snuggling on the couch with her three fur children, or cooking for a group of friends.

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莎拉·安德森,项目总监运营

Sarah Anderson has been with Alternative House since June 2020 when she was hired as the Residential Coordinator for our emergency shelter. She was promoted to Director of Programs and Operations last year and manages multiple programs within our agency. Prior to working for our agency, Sarah worked at a state-run women’s recovery program based out of Taunton State Hospital as a Recovery Specialist. She also spent many years working to open a women’s recovery home in Plymouth, MA that focused on the overlapping challenges and barriers that a lot of our clients must overcome. With 10+ years of program management and development in her career, her experience has afforded her the ability to provide trauma-informed supervision and support for all our program coordinators and their staff. To balance out her work life she indulges in outdoor activities such as kayaking, chasing sunsets for the perfect view, and watching the birds at Myles Standish State Forest. She also enjoys finding the best local restaurants and exploring new cuisines.

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卡琳·圣维尔,庇护所协调员

A self-described passionate worker, Kareen St. Vil is Alternative House’s Shelter Coordinator who is committed to helping individuals and families who need emergency assistance due to domestic violence. She has spent the last two years creating a positive and safe shelter environment , and is most passionate about the work she is doing to promote safety and help survivors develop lifetime security. Before becoming Shelter Coordinator, Kareen was hired as a Residential Life Specialist where she was able to bring her unique perspectives and passions to working with survivors of domestic violence. With a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science from University of Maine Fort Kent, Kareen entered the domestic violence world to explore her passion for mental health, relationship health, and to help families gain independence.

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雷切尔·布米尔, 青年与家庭服务协调员

Rachel Boumil is our Youth and Family Services Coordinator at Alternative House. She has worked with us since 2015 when she started out as an intern in our Youth/Teen program. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Fitchburg State University and is currently attending Boston University School of Social Work for her Master’s Degree. Rachel also volunteers for Big Friend Little Friend at Merrimack Valley Family Services. She is passionate about working with children and is trained in Trauma-Informed Care and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

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刘亮,财务总监

For the past 16 years, Lauw Liang has been working for nonprofit organizations that provide shelter and services for victims of SDV in FL, NH and now MA. With expertise in not only financial and accounting matters, but also payroll and HR/personnel tasks, Lauw brings a well-rounded balance to the agency’s Finance Department. She is excellent with various nonprofit accounting systems such as QBD/QBO, Abila/Sage, and MUNIS. With an Accounting Technology Certificate Course, and a degree from Gateway College in Lake City, FL, her dedications, trustworthy, experiences, skills and knowledge are an asset to our organization.

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娜塔莉·伯杰龙-塔米, 社区参与总监

For over 3 years Natalie Bergeron-Tarmey has grown within the agency, starting with an internship in 2019 and progressing from domestic violence advocate to coordinator to now the agency’s Director of Community Engagement. She completed her undergraduate degree at UMass Lowell with a Major in Psychology and is continuing her education there with the Graduate Certificate Program in Domestic Violence Prevention. She has utilized her education and experience to provide community education, complete risk assessments and safety planning, as well as providing empathetic support to survivors and their children. Now as our Director of Community Engagement, she oversees our growing police partnerships, our 24/7 hotline, community-based programming, and supervised visitation center. In her free time, she enjoys live music, nature walks, and spending time with her friends and family.

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泰勒·康利,探访协调员

Taylor Conley joined the Alternative House Team in October of 2022, and currently coordinates the Supervised Visitation Center. Prior to joining Alternative House, Taylor worked as a Certified Recovery Support worker in various substance use disorder programs, and even spent a year in Construction Management. She is a graduate of Keene State College, where she majored in Health Science with a focus in substance use disorders. She currently lives in New Hampshire with her girlfriend and her dog. In her free time, Taylor enjoys all things Halloween, listening to music, eating sushi, and spending time with her loved ones.

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苏珊·默里,行政助理

Susan is our administrative assistant and comes to us with over 25 years of office administrative experience. Susan helps to keep our team organized and is usually the first person of contact when you call or visit the office. She oversees all of our donations and helps with planning our fundraising events such as the yearly Golf Classic and Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign. Susan enjoys going into work every day where she feels a great sense of accomplishment being able to help both staff and clients.

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凯西·麦卡锡,临床医生

Kathy McCarthy is our Clinician at Alternative House. She has worked with us since 1998 when she started her work as a Shelter Advocate and quickly graduated to the role of Emergency Shelter Director. She has held various positions in Visitation, our residential programs and provided groups for children/adolescent witnesses to domestic violence, support groups to our residential and community survivors, domestic violence training to agency staff and has been a participant of the GLEAN high risk domestic violence case assessment team and of the Westford Coalition for Non-Violence throughout the years. Currently, Kathy co facilitates our Community Domestic Violence Support Group and provides therapy and mental health/addiction guidance and support to survivors in our residential programs. Kathy holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She also holds an Advanced Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Middlesex Community College. When not working at Alternative House, Kathy maintains a private therapy practice and enjoys spending time crafting or with her dog, family, and friends. She considers herself an ice cream connoisseur and can often be found trying out the latest flavors at her favorite ice cream stands.

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凯莉·里奇曼,社区协调员

Kylie Richman serves as our Community Base Coordinator, bringing a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her role. Kylie holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado which is where she found her passion in the world of supporting survivors through interning with Assault Survivors Advocacy Program, an on campus support system for students. She first joined Alternative House is spring of 2018 where she focused primarily on our High Risk program. She left at the end of 2019 to return home and be closer to family in Colorado where she continued to further enrich her professional experience by working with various domestic violence agencies and shelters throughout the state. It was during this period that she came to appreciate the exceptional and unique nature of Alternative House's programs. Kylie is deeply grateful to be back, wholeheartedly supporting our mission and the community we serve. Outside of her work, Kylie's interests encompass reading, hiking, and immersing herself in the serenity of nature. She is also an enthusiast of music and cinema, boasting a collection that rivals a library's catalog. To some special individuals, she is affectionately known as 'auntie,' and she always holds her family close to her heart.

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贾里埃利斯·卡多纳,过渡房屋经理

Jarielis Cardona started with the agency in late 2022 as a relief overnight staff. Jay quickly developed a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and their families. In less than a year, she was promoted to Manager of the Agency's Transitional Housing Program where she has thrived in building connections with families in need of support. Jay has years of supervisory and management skills. She was born in Lowell, MA and grew up in the central part of Puerto Rico, and states that working with Alternative House is personal for her. When not as work, she is with her two kids exploring new places and indulging in new experiences. You can also find her at the gym or just relaxing at home.

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Liz Brown, Event & Engagement Coordinator

Liz first started at Alternative House in March 2022 as a consultant, diving headfirst into her passion for their mission. By April 2024, she came on full-time, embracing the role of Events and Engagement Coordinator. Before Alternative House, Liz spent over 6 years at UTEC in Lowell, an organization that serves justice involved young adults. There she wore many hats from direct service to development work. Prior to that, she worked for the Boys and Girls Club in Billerica, honing her skills in community engagement and program development. Liz is a graduate of UMass Lowell, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She delved deeper into her passion with a Master of Art’s degree in Peace and Conflicts studies, focusing on Policy Analysis. Here she explored methods for promoting social justice, participated in advocacy work, causes and approaches to resolve conflicts and violence and practices to transform conflict. Passionate about Alternative House's mission to create a world free from violence and oppression, Liz brings her infectious energy and innovative ideas to the table as the Events and Engagement Coordinator. Outside of work, you can catch Liz globe-trotting, soaking up quality time with her family and friends, and enjoying the great outdoors with her furry companion, Sunshine Clementine.

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