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Superb Woman: Gwendolyn Jones

Gwendolyn Jones has walked the path of recovery from victim to survivor to an overcomer; and knows that healing is possible.

Gwendolyn Jones
Gwendolyn Jones

Gwendolyn Jones is the founder/executive director at ARISE! International, Inc., which is devoted to helping survivors heal emotionally and spiritually from the impact of sexual violence. Out of her pain to heal ARISE! International, Inc (Adults in Recovery and Informed Against Sexual Exploitation) was established in 2007. Gwen’s work has been recognized by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, DeSoto City Council, Lancaster Police Department, Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Advisory Commission (DVAC), Genesis Women Shelter & Support, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and other community groups and organizations. She has completed certification for the Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP) from the Texas State Attorney General Offices administered by the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Turning Point Rape Crisis Agency and Parkland Victim Intervention Program (VIP). Gwen has written onsexual abuse and her outreach has significantly benefited others. Born in Monroe, LA., Gwen came to Dallas when she was 12. A former manager of methods and procedures at AT&T, she graduated from Lincoln High School.

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