Slovakian Provider Of Services To Domestic Violence Victims To Visit Chattanooga

Friday, April 25, 2014
Regina McDevitt (Partnership senior director), Jana Orviska, Sandra Hollett (Partnership CEO) and Carmen Hutson (Partnership director of Crisis Services)
Regina McDevitt (Partnership senior director), Jana Orviska, Sandra Hollett (Partnership CEO) and Carmen Hutson (Partnership director of Crisis Services)

The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and Bryan College will host Jana Orviska to Chattanooga. Ms. Orviska works at Duha Crisis Center in Bratislava, Slovakia and will be sharing her experiences on providing crucial services to victims of domestic violence.

 

This visit is part of an eight year consultation and exchange project with Bryan College. Partnership staff has had the opportunity to visit Slovakia and Romania to provide consultation, training and education to shelters and universities. Partnership has also hosted international professionals in Chattanooga to share additional information and to also learn from their work. 

 

“Partnership is excited to learn from Ms. Orviska’s work,” said Regina McDevitt, Partnership senior director. “We hope to share with her some of the work that we’re doing as well as learn from the lessons she has gleamed from her years in the field.”

The Partnership invites the community to a presentation by Jana Orviska at 1800 McCallie Ave. on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Orviska will share her experiences on providing services to domestic violence victims.


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