PRESCOTT, AZ—Robin Burke, CEO of Stepping Stones Agencies, will address the monthly luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area, (DWPA) on January 23 at 11 a.m. at the Stone Ridge Grill Catering room, 1601 N. Bluff Top Dr., Prescott Valley.
Burke has a Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance and Master’s in Health & Human Services Administration, as well as more than 3,000 hours of continuing education and training in Not-For-Profit Management and behavioral health issues including substance abuse, physical and psychological trauma, processes of victimization, poverty and homelessness. She will discuss the dynamics of intimate violence and its effects on individual development and families. Also, she will describe Stepping Stones’s specialized response and service to women and children needing safe housing, advocacy and support in West Yavapai County.
Burke has been CEO of Stepping Stones since it opened in Prescott in 1980 as the first rural women’s shelter in the county, formerly known as Faith House. The agencies include Step One Community Center, a Not-For-Profit Leadership and Resource Center and Community Meeting/Training Facility at 6719 E. 2nd Street Suite A, Prescott Valley. It also houses Step One Coffee House, Stepping Stones Thrift and Step One Publishing.
More than 6,000 women and their children have been helped by the agency, which has fielded over 100,000 phone calls since its establishment. For more information on Stepping Stones Agencies, go to SteppingStonesAZ.org.
The DWPA welcomes all members of the public as guests. The organization’s membership is open to any registered Democrat. It provides scholarships to students and for Emerge candidates, as well as financial support to the county party.
Reservations are required by January 17. Please arrive early to register.
Lunch is $15 per person; purchase is not required to attend. Call Chair Joan Cornell at 778-1219.