Joyce M. Coffee
Chief Executive Officer
Joyce is the agency’s leader and visionary. Under her leadership, the agency has grown from a shelter to a comprehensive domestic violence agency. She has a Master’s of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan and has over 35 years of experience working with victims of domestic violence. In 1995, she received the coveted Victim’s Advocate Award from President Bill Clinton. Joyce is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional.
Chief Operations Officer, Program Services Director
Latreece holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saint Xavier University and a Master in Social Work and a Master of Jurisprudence in child and family law from Loyola University – Chicago. Latreece started her career in social services in 2008 and has experience in crisis intervention, sexual assault, residential treatment, domestic violence, and families impacted by DCFS. Latreece is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional.
Rose (She/They) holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University. She has been working continually in the domestic violence field in the Chicagoland area since 2016. Previously, they have worked for Take Back the Halls, The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, and Family Shelter Service. Their past roles include managing DV nonprofit social media accounts, providing prevention education and training, and answering calls at the state domestic violence hotline. Rose is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional.