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Board & Staff

Who We Are


Founded in 1977 as a nonprofit organization, we are dedicated to ending relationship abuse. For over 40 years, our advocates and staff have worked tirelessly to serve the unique needs of victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. We will not stop until there is a future free of violence and everyone in our community experiences only healthy relationships.

Our Staff

We employ staff members from a variety of backgrounds to serve the ranging needs of our clients and provide a 24-hour safe house.

Jill McDonald, Executive Director
Tara, Assistant Director
Carrie, Mental Health Coordinator 
Alexis, High-Risk Team Coordinator
Nancy, Criminal Justice Advocate
Cambree, Public Relations Specialist
April, Office Manager
Melissa, Admin Assistant
Taylor, Grants Coordinator
Marlene, Shelter Supervisor/Advocate
Advocate: Debbie, Diane, Erin, Katelynn, and Rene
Client Support Specialist: Carol, Sandy, Elizabeth, Sarah, Eloise, Sheila, and Kim.
Balanced Beginnings Facilitators: Cambree, Jill, Kayla
FCC Staff-Bottineau: Colleen, victim advocate, and Crystal, assistant advocate


Meet our Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Kate Cowart
Jean Burke
Juliene Mowan
Marlys Magnuson
Aaron  Moss
Wendy  Pank
Mary Lovro
Christopher Nelson
Jenna Bjork
Kenton  Kossan
Alyssa  Poth
Meghan Mitchel
Megan Indvik
Brittany Cree